Orange Cake with Poppy Seeds


This cake could either be called a “Orange Cake with Poppy Seeds” or, alternatively, a “Poppy Seeds Cake with Oranges”. Both of the ingredients (we will be using a combination of orange jam, zest and juice) are equally prominent in this lovely cake, complement each other and equally contribute to the eventual result. I saw an original idea in ideasfordinner blog, but then I almost forgot about it. One day I had a craving for something just like this, and, gladly, I managed to find the recipe and make it. The cake turns out being very soft and moist – extremely pleasant. In our family it was eaten in less than two days. I will present the recipe I’ve modified and cooked. The original one can be seen here.

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Ingredients:

3 tbsp. orange jam
150 gr. sour cream
3 eggs
150 gr. sugar
200 gr. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
175 gr. butter (at room temperature)
Zest of 1 orange
2 tbsp. poppy seeds

Glaze:
Juice of half an orange
3 tbsp. orange jam

*My changes to the original recipe were: I used white sugar (and less of it) and reduced the amount of jam in a glaze. As it turns out, this is more than enough as it is. Also, the original recipe used yogurt, which I replaced with sour cream…

Preparation:

1. Mix the sour cream with jam.

2. Sift the flour and the baking powder, add the poppy seeds and the zest and mix thoroughly.

3. In a mixer, beat the butter with the sugar for a couple of minutes, until obtaining a light-colored cream substance.

4. Without stopping the mixer start adding eggs one-by-one, beating for 1-2 minutes after each. The mass should remain light airy light-colored cream every time. If the butter sticks to the bottom, stop the mixer and “peal” it.

5. Add the sour cream/jam mix and, again, beat into a uniform substance.

6. Add the flour and knead the dough quickly (again, recommended doing this with a mixer).

7. Cover the baking form with a baking paper. Pour in the dough and straighten its top.

8. Bake at 160C (it took me about 1 hour and 20 minutes) checking for readiness with a toothpick.

9. Mix the juice with the jam and spread the mixture over the cake while its warm.

10. Let the cake cool to the room temperature and serve it.

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