Poppy Seed Coffee Cake

Poppy Seed Coffee Cake Recipe

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Debra Schweikert


I begged and begged for this recipe. Finally, my neighbor gave it to me this weekend. It is a wonderful coffee cake.


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15 Min
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  • 2/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    sugar or splenda
  • 3
    eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    poppy seeds
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    instant coffee powder

How to Make Poppy Seed Coffee Cake


  1. Cream butter and sugar using mixer in a large bowl, then beat in egg YOLKS and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  3. In small bowl with mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  4. Pour half of the batter into a greased 13 x 9 pan; combine filling ingredients and sprinkle over batter.
  5. Carefully top with remaining batter and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool on wire rack and serve.

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About Poppy Seed Coffee Cake

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American

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