Poppy seed cake is my favorite of all cakes. You can just ask any of my family members and they all will tell you the same. Also all of them used to hide it from me. Can you believe it? Now I am big enough 😉 to make my own poppy seed cake and I don’t mind to spend some time in the kitchen to do that. Before you try it on your own you must know that it can be tricky! But the worst that can happen is that the cake will crack at the top, however it still be delicious, so don’t worry! I tried to put instructions as clear as possible, but if you have questions just comment or shoot me an email! I will be glad to reply. I can’t tell you enough how good this cake is. Moist and sweet with the unique poppy seed taste. Just melting in your mouth… och.. too bad I just ate last slice this morning.

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17 Responses to Kneaded poppy seed cake

  1. Misia says:

    Wygląda naprawdę smakowicie:)

    Pozdrawiam Cię serdecznie!

  2. Kimber says:

    I saw this pic on Tastespotting and had to check it out — my grandparents are Hungarian, so I recognize a good beijgli when I see it! Your story made me laugh — my brother recently traveled to Budapest on business and brought me a beijgli from one of our favorite bakeries there. A few days later, I found my two-year-old hiding under the kitchen table with the box, and nothing but crumbs and a huge smile! I’ve never tried to make one myself, but I may just give your recipe a whirl! Thanks for the inspiration — Lovely blog.

    • Monika says:

      Thank you for such lovely comment! I needed something positive today. It is funny – I am still a little bit like your two-year-old, I don’t like sharing the last piece of the cake 😉 Hope you’ll try the recipe and will love the result as much as I do.

  3. Ilia Gautier-Nagle says:

    What kind of flour? All purpose-Unbleached or bleach, bread, pastry,etc.

  4. marla says:

    Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post 🙂

  5. leetal says:

    came out beautiful! you do the poppy seed filling very different from what i do- very interesting!

  6. Masha says:

    I was wondering where you buy your poppy seeds. The cake looks so delicious I can’t wait to try making it!

    • Monika says:

      Hi Masha! Thanks for taking the time to comment! In Poland poppy seeds can be bought in a regular grocery store but in US it is not the case, and usually if a story carry them it is just a small spice jar. So now I am buying my poppy seeds either from amazon (with subscribe and save) or Bobs Red Mill Brand is what I usually use. Another option would be to ask in a bakery if they could sell you some. Sometimes they ground poppy seeds. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

  7. Babette says:

    Hi there
    I am converting the recipe to metric, but am questioning the amount of dry yeast. It would equal 9.5 tsp x 2.8g dry yeast = 27 g of dry active yeast. That for 600g of flour is 4 times the usual amount. Can this be right?
    Hope you can help. I love poppy seed cake.

    • Monika says:

      Hi Babette,

      Thank you so much for stopping by! Yes, the amount of yeast is correct (it is pretty yeasty cake 😉 ). I double checked with the original recipe – it calls for 70g (~2.5oz) of caked yeast. I did the conversion using this table

      I’ve been making this cake for years now, it always comes up perfect. If you try with less yeast please let me know how it turned out, I would appreciate it 🙂 ! I could add a note then regarding the amount.

      Happy baking! And sorry for my delayed response.

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