Friday, March 1, 2013

Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Last weekend I bought a new Bundt pan. I was excited to get one and even more excited to start baking some delicious cakes with it.

For my first cake I was thinking about a coffee cake, to have for Sunday morning, but then I came across a lemon poppy seed cake. Mike loves lemon poppy seed anything so I wanted to make one for him. I had one problem though, there were no lemons in the house.

I did have plenty of oranges so I decided to go that route. We ended up having some of this lovely cake for Sunday morning after all. Who says you can't eat orange poppy seed cake for Sunday morning? It ended up being a sweet treat that the whole family loved.

Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake (Source: Adapted from
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons orange zest
1/4 cup poppy seeds
2 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup orange juice
Orange cream cheese glaze-
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup powder sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/4 to 1/2 cup orange juice
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly coat a Bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray and then dust with flour. Set aside.
2. To prepare the cake, cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Mix in the orange zest and poppy seeds.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the egg mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Mix in the milk and orange juice. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 40- 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
4. To prepare the orange cream cheese glaze place cream cheese into a medium mixing bowl, beat until fluffy (about one minute). Add the orange zest and powder sugar and beat until well blended. Add 1/4 cup of orange juice and mix in, add more orange juice to get to the consistency you like.  Drizzle over cooled cake.


  1. love this cake look amazing!!

  2. Love the long list of ingredients! What a great looking cake :) I made a lemon, apple and poppyseed cake the other day and I can imagine that this is quite similar. Just perfect!

  3. I've never made an orange and poppy seeds one. Everything looks amazing, the cake and the glaze.

  4. That recipe (and the cake) look amazing! I will have to try one during spring break-

  5. What a great first recipe for your bundt pan. I love the lemon version of this, but I think the orange flavor would be awesome, too.

  6. I love bundt cakes! And I've been thinking about making one with poppy seed for a while now. Your cake looks so mouthwatering!

  7. Your cake looks lovely ~ I've never tasted a cake with poppy seeds before! And the orange pound cake is also very delicious .. I'll try one of these recipes tomorrow ... Visiting your blog is always so inspiring!

  8. This is a beautiful cake and it sounds delicious too!

  9. I love orange and poppyseed cake - yours looks amazing! Bundt cakes are addictive- you'll be wanting to make more and more :)

  10. Poppy seed cake rules! Truly a good flavor. The flavor of orange in this must be wonderful. Inspired stuff - thanks so much.

  11. I think I would probably like it better with the orange than the lemon, this looks so delicious!!

  12. Citrus and poppy are great together. The bundt cake looks fabulous, Dawn.

  13. Love the orange juice, poppyseed and cream cheese combination...

  14. yum! one of my favourites :)

  15. I LOVE Lemon Poppy anything too. I make a Lemon Poppy bread and mini muffins and coffee cake. But I've never thought to switch it up and do Orange Poppy Seed. Can't wait to try this.

  16. Hi Dawn, your orange poppy seed cake look so moist and soft. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Best regards.

  17. It looks beautiful and so delicious.

  18. I know it's silly, but everytime I see bundt cake I think of my Big Fat Greek Wedding.

  19. What a gorgeous bundt cake! I love the orange flavoring! The perfect treat for a weekend breakfast.

  20. Oh, this is flavor instead of lemon in a poppyseed bundt has my attention immediately. Will give it a try...I have more oranges on hand than we can possibly eat right now for some reason (I bought a big bag at the store and Mark stopped and did the same Looks great!

  21. another yummy treat!
    perfect for family gathering!

  22. That is a great cake! I make it very often and we love it! You have very nice recipes, I'm glad I found your blog! Jenny from NY :)