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Orange poppy seed cake

Spring is here and it’s time to experiment on some light and tangy cakes! I’ve always loved the taste of oranges and I thought hmm… let’s make an orange and poppy cake for tea today.


One thing I love to use in my cakes is yoghurt. You can use greek yoghurt or vanilla low-fat yoghurt or even buttermilk – they help to make the cake light and moist. This also means that you can cut down on butter slightly so you’ll feel less guilty when eating!


Orange poppy seed cake

Preparation time: 20 min
Baking time: 40min or when skewer comes out clean

Nutrition per slice (8 servings)



  1. 150g unsalted butter
  2. 120g caster sugar
  3. 300g self raising flour
  4. 3 large eggs
  5. 150ml yoghurt
  6. 125ml freshly squeezed orange juice – about 1 orange
  7. Zest 1 orange
  8. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  9. 1 tbs poppy seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees
  2. Grease an 8 inch bundt ring tin
  3. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. Add in the 3 eggs gradually, beating throughly after each addition
  5. Turn the mixer to low speed and add in the yoghurt and orange juice and zest and vanilla essence. Mix it well
  6. Sift the self-raising flour in and fold it evenly
  7. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 40-50min or until golden brown
  8. Leave it to cool in the tin then turn out onto a wire rack to cool


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