Easy peasy orange and poppy seed cake

Orange and poppy seed cake is a classic that still pops up a country fairs and kitchens all over the country. This version offers a lovely moist cake with the perfect amount of orange coming through. What’s the best part though? It’s a cinch to make! You only need a few basic ingredients and then everything in thrown into a processor and mixed together. Serve it up with a nice dollop of thickened cream and a dusting of icing sugar!


  • 1 orange roughly chopped
  • 185 g butter melted
  • 3 egg
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 tbs poppy seeds


1. Preheat oven to 170C. Grease and line an 18 cm cake pan or a loaf tin. Puree whole orange in food processor. Add melted butter, eggs, sugar and mix well. Add flour and poppy seeds and mix until well combined.

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2. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until cooked when tested.


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