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Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Yields12 Servings

Adapted from Liv for Cake

Orange Poppy Seed Cake
 280 g flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 0.50 tsp salt
 2 tbsp poppy seeds
 170 g butter
 300 g sugar
 1.50 tbsp orange zest (1-2 oranges)
 3 eggs
 1 tsp vanilla
 180 ml milk
 60 ml orange juice (about 1 orange)
Mascarpone Buttercream
 340 g butter
 225 g mascarpone cheese
 500 g powereder sugar
 1 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 175°C and prepare two cake tins by lining them with parchment (or greasing and flouring well if you prefer).


Make the cake: Cream together room temperature butter, sugar and orange zest until pale and fluffy then add vanilla, and eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated.


Add to the creamed mixture the flour, baking powder, poppy seeds, milk, orange juice, and salt and mix well until all of the ingredients form a batter.


Bake for 25-30 mins until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.


Make the frosting: Beat butter until smooth then slowly add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and mascarpone cheese until just combined.


Assemble cake as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12