Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Poppyseed Cake

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 2 loaves
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2 1/2 ounces poppy seeds

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups castor sugar

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 teaspoon almond essence

2 cups flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Soak poppy seeds in milk for 1 hour, set aside. Whip eggs and castor sugar until fluffy. Drizzle in vegetable oil, vanilla essence and almond essence. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg and add alternately with milk and poppy seeds. Batter will be thin. Bake at 350 degrees in 2 9 x 5-inch loaf pan for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.;
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