Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange poppyseed cake, orange poppy seed bundt cake
Author: Dawn Yucuis


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Orange syrup-
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Icing-
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 3-5 Tablespoons orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan
  • I a large bowl combine the sugar and orange zest. Rub the zest and sugar between your fingers to release the oils in the zest.
  • Add the butter, using an electric mixer beat until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time beating after each addition.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine the orange juice and buttermilk.
  • Alternate adding the flour mixture and liquid ingredients. Start with the flour and end with the flour.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt cake pan. Bake cake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from oven and cool for about 5 minutes before removing the cake from the pan. Set on a cooling rack and to cool
  • Orange syrup - Combine the 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup orange juice. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Pour over the cake once it is removed from the Bundt pan. Cool completely.
  • Icing - Once the cake is cooled, combine the powdered sugar and poppy seeds, and gradually add enough orange juice to get the right consistency for drizzling over the cake.