Daily Archives: February 6, 2011

Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Great cookware can inspire my culinary mind as much as reading a savory magazine or watching The Food Network. So it happened with my colorful new birthday presents.

The best way to celebrate them is with cakes inspired by their shape and color. So, for my 1970s orange Bundt pan…

I made an orange-poppy seed cake that would have been poplar in that decade. (Or any decade, really).

It’s a bit semi-homemade, but don’t let that stop you. It’s sweet and spongy, with a bite of orange zest and tiny pops from the seeds. My friend Nikki gave me the family recipe:

Orange Poppy Seed Cake


  • 6 0z frozen  OJ concentrate ( thawed ) – half a can
  • 1 pkg  yellow cake mix
  • 1  C sour cream
  • 4  large eggs
  • 1/3  C  canola oil
  • 1 1/2  Tbsp  poppy seeds
  • 2  Tbsp  sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange

Preheat oven to 350; butter and flour a Bundt pan.

In a bowl  combine the above, mixing well between ingredients, then mixing at medium speed for 2 min. Pour into greased/floured Bundt pan. Bake 40-50 min. or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool for 5 min. in pan, then finish on wire rack.

To serve, dust with powdered sugar, slice and serve!

It kind of tastes like orange ice cream. Sooo sweet, it will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!

Enjoy, friends! xoxo