Homemade Poppy Seed Cake

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Homemade Poppy Seed Cake is moist with amazing flavor. An old family recipe that you will soon adopt! Topped with caramel frosting, it is sure to please!

A few months ago, I shared a delicious family recipe with you for my Creamy Caramel Frosting.  I can still see my Great-Grandma Olga whipping it up while I waited impatiently to get a taste.  This yummy frosting is a perfect addition to so many things, but I truly believe it was meant to be enjoyed with this Homemade Poppy Seed Cake!  She was known for this killer combination and many expected her to serve it at every special occassion. 

Also straight from my great-grandma’s recipe box, this cake takes me straight back to my childhood with just one taste!  So moist and delicious, I must confess…I can never just eat one piece.  In addition to being sensational, I also love this Homemade Poppy Seed Cake because it really is easy to make.  I can’t wait for you to experience the amazing combination of of this mouth-water cake and my Creamy Caramel Frosting!

Check out the recipe below and get cooking!

Homemade Poppy Seed Cake is moist with amazing flavor. An old family recipe that you will soon adopt! Topped with caramel frosting, it is sure to please!

Homemade Poppy Seed Cake Ingredients:
1 3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. poppy seeds
1/2 c. crisco
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 c. flour
4 egg whites

Directions:
1. Combine 1 c. milk and 1/2 c. poppy seeds. Allow poppy seeds to soften overnight in the refrigerator.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3. Cream crisco, sugar, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl.
4. Add baking powder and flour alternatively with poppy seed/milk mixture and remainder of milk.
5. In a separate smaller bowl, whip the egg whites on high until they stiffen and form peaks.

Homemade Poppy Seed Cake is moist with amazing flavor. An old family recipe that you will soon adopt! Topped with caramel frosting, it is sure to please!

6. Next, gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter, just until blended.
7. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 cake pan.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until top begins turning a golden brown.

Homemade Poppy Seed Cake is moist with amazing flavor. An old family recipe that you will soon adopt! Topped with caramel frosting, it is sure to please!

 

Homemade Poppy Seed Cake is moist with amazing flavor. An old family recipe that you will soon adopt! Topped with caramel frosting, it is sure to please!

Love this recipe?  Then you have to head on over to check out one of my other favorites!  This Scoop of Heaven Trifle will impress your guests and have everyone running back for more!

 

Homemade Poppy Seed Cake
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Homemade Poppy Seed Cake is moist with amazing flavor. An old family recipe that you will soon adopt! Topped with caramel frosting, it is sure to please!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 3/4 c. milk
  2. 1/2 c. poppy seeds
  3. 1/2 c. crisco
  4. 1 1/2 c. sugar
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
  6. 2 tsp. baking powder
  7. 2 1/2 c. flour
  8. 4 egg whites
Instructions
  1. Combine 1 c. milk and 1/2 c. poppy seeds. Allow poppy seeds to soften overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cream crisco, sugar, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add baking powder and flour alternatively with poppy seed/milk mixture and remainder of milk.
  5. In a separate smaller bowl, whip the egg whites on high until they stiffen and form peaks.
  6. Next, gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter, just until blended.
  7. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 cake pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until top begins turning a golden brown.
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    1. I truly can’t answer that questions. I have never tried using butter, so I am not quite sure how it would turn out. If you do, please let me know! Happy baking!

    1. Great question! I definitely do not see it in many recipes these days. However, this is an old family recipe of my great-grandma’s and I just can’t see changing it. I hope you enjoy this Homemade Poppy Seed Cake as much as we do! Happy baking!

  1. Where is the recipe for the icing? It seems that you left that out and you should not have done that. Please revise this recipe and/or page to include the icing part of the recipe and thanks.

  2. I am trying out this recipe for a family reunion. I love poppy seed flavor and paired with the caramel frosting…YUM.

    You are very kind to share your family recipe and I had no problems finding your link to the caramel frosting.

    So, wish me luck and I will post my results. Thanks again!!!

    1. You are very welcome! I can’t wait to hear how everyone likes it! If your family is anything like mine, it will literally disappear! I hope you have a great time at your family reunion!

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