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easy orange and poppy seed cake home

I normally add almond meal to my orange cakes but this recipe is a super easy take on the traditional orange cake.

It smells great while cooking and tastes amazing, eat on its own or with icing yum!

Cook: 30 minutes


  • 225 grams Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup Self raising flour
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1 Orange rind grated

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  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat continually.
  4. Fold in orange rind, poppy seeds, flour and then milk and orange juice and mix gently.
  5. Line a 22 cm cake tin with baking paper.
  6. Pour mixture into tin and bake for 30 mins. Cake is cooked when you can insert a skewer and it comes It comes out clean, the top of the cake should look slightly golden.
  7. Ice with basic icing or eat on its own delicious!
  8. Slice and enjoy!

Easy Icing:

  1. 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  2. 3 tablespoons orange juice
  3. Mix together and pour over the top of cake once cooled.

Serves 8 – 10

Tip: You don’t have to add the poppy seeds, my husband doesn’t like them as he says they get stuck in his teeth lol

This also works with Lemons as well!

Do you have a super easy recipe you would like to share? I would love to hear from you!

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