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Best Ever Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

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by Julie Mundy (subscribe)
Julie is the author of a number of guidebooks, including 'Melbourne's Best Bush Bay and City Walks' & 'Melbourne for Dogs' (with RSPCA). Read more of her adventures at her walks blog:
Published November 21st 2012
Easy, quick and delicious
This super-fast, super-easy and super-delicious poppy seed cake is a favourite in our house. Light, tasty and with a unique texture, they go down a treat with adults and kids alike. You can make the recipe up as cup cakes, or as a single loaf cake. Enjoy!

Poppy Seed Cakes (c) JP Mundy 2012
Easy and delicious poppy seed cakes

1/2 cup of poppy seeds (buy in the herbs/spices section of the supermarket)
3/4 cup of milk
180g softened butter
2 teaspoons pure vanilla essence
1 cup of castor sugar
3 eggs
2 cups of self-raising flour

1. Stir the poppy seeds into the milk and leave to sit for half an hour or so (if you are short of time, or not organised enough like me, you can get away with not soaking them).

2. Put the butter, vanilla and castor sugar into a bowl and mix with electric mixer until creamy.

3. Add the 3 eggs and mix again.

4. Pour in the milk and poppy seeds mix, and then the sifted self-raising flour and mix for a couple of minutes until mixture becomes a little lighter.

Poppy Seed cake mix - ready for the oven (c) JP Mundy
Ready for the oven

5. Pour into muffin cases and bake in a moderate oven for approx 20 minutes or until lightly coloured. If a full loaf cake, bake for around 1 hour. The cake will spring back to a light touch in the centre if cooked.

5. Stand in the muffin tin or cake tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

6. If you wish to ice, put some orange or lemon juice in the icing. Delicious.

Best Ever Poppy Seed cakes (c) JP Mundy 2012
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Yum! Love how you say if you're not organised, you can just go with it... sounds like most of us, I think. Love poppyseeds. Would this be good with Chia seeds, do you think???
by curiouser&curiouser (score: 2|526) 3064 days ago
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