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poppy seed cake

Recipe by
Yolanda Breidenbaugh
Butlerville, IN

I love the movies made from books such as "Jane Eyre." Often, they seem to eat "seed cake" and are very happy to have it. I could not find a recipe for that cake, so made up my own. This little cake is tender, sweet, but not cloyingly sweet, and makes a lovely addition to a tea party.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For poppy seed cake

  • 1 1/4 c
    whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 c
    plain full-fat yogurt
  • 2 tsp
    blue poppy seeds
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder

How To Make poppy seed cake

  • 1
    Sift the whole wheat flour, first, to remove larger pieces of bran, if not using whole wheat pastry flour. Butter and flour a 1 1/2 quart pyrex baking dish.
  • 2
    Cream butter and honey together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • 3
    Beat eggs in, one at a time.
  • 4
    Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the poppy seeds.
  • 5
    Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternately with the yogurt.
  • 6
    Pour into prepared baking dish.
  • 7
    Bake at 350 F until it tests done with a toothpick. Remove from oven, cool 10 minutes in pan, and then invert onto cooling rack.
  • 8
    This little cake keeps well. I never frost it.

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