Easy Poppy Seed Cake with Orange Glaze


16 servings


30 minutes


45 minutes

  • For the Cake:
  • 3 cups flour (see recipe notes)
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp poppy seeds
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 ⅛ cups canola oil
  • 1 ½ tsp butter extract
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp almond extract
  • For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup no pulp orange juice
  • ¾ cup sugar (see recipe notes)
  • ½ tsp butter extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, sift in the flour and then add salt, baking powder, sugar, and poppy seeds. Mix to combine.
  2. Add in milk, oil, eggs, and extracts. Mix to combine, making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl. Mix by hand until the batter has no lumps and is a thin consistency, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Thoroughly coat two bundt or cake pans with Baker's Joy flour spray coating. Pour half in each. Bake for 30 minutes, testing doneness by giving it a shake and checking for a bounce back. The deeper the pan, like a bundt, the longer the cooking time may be, monitor accordingly.
  4. When the cakes are near the end of the cooking time, prepare the glaze by heating the orange juice and sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the extracts to the mixture off the heat. Glaze each cake while the cakes are still hot.
  5. Garnish with berries, freshly whipped cream, or confectioner's sugar if so desired. Enjoy!