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Orange Poppy Seed Cake



12 piece(s)


  • 125 grams soft butter
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 260 grams SR flour
  • 125 grams Milk
  • 10 grams poppy seeds
  • 1 Orange rind from 1 orange

Orange Buttercream Icing

  • 60 grams soft butter
  • 150 grams icing sugar
  • 1-2 tsp orange juice
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Orange Poppy seed cake
  1. Grease 20cm cake tin, preheat oven 160 fan forced or 180 non fan forced.Add sugar to clean dry TMX bowl sp9, 3 sec, add butter sp4,  20 sec scrape down sides attach butterfly, sp 4 40 sec, add rind, sp4 drop eggs through hole in lid, mix for a further 30 sec, add flour, milk and poppy seeds.  Sp4  20 sec, scrape sides and top of butterfly, sp4 20 sec. cake batter should be quite light and thick, Pour into greased cake tin and bake for 30-35 mins. Test with skewer inserted into cake, skewer should come out clean.

  2. Orange Buttercream Icing
  3. Add butter and icing to TMX bowl, beat sp5 20 sec, add juice and beat sp5 for 2-3 mins (the longer you beat the lighter the buttercream will be) No need to use butterfly attachment.

     Spread onto cooled cake.


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If using TM31 just adjust grams down from 125g to 120g 

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  • Thank you!...

    Submitted by Xana62 on 31. October 2019 - 16:58.

    Thank you!
    Delicious flavour and very moist. I added more orange rind to mine.

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  • The texture is lovely, it just doesn't have much...

    Submitted by Melinda Hutchison on 14. August 2017 - 09:58.

    The texture is lovely, it just doesn't have much orange flavour... I cut the milk back to 100g and added the juice of the orange too

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  • I missed the step that says

    Submitted by Kgunn on 27. January 2016 - 21:31.

    I missed the step that says "insert the butterfly" and it turned out fine.  The frosting lacked flavour, so next time I will add orange zest to it as well as the juice.  I also peeled an orange with a vegetable peeler and added the rind to the bowl after grinding the sugar.  This saves dirtying a grater.  I will make this again for sure  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Deliciously light and fluffy!

    Submitted by ejbeaman on 13. October 2015 - 20:28.

    Deliciously light and fluffy! Yummo!!!

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  • This was so easy and yummy -

    Submitted by krystalchaw on 9. September 2015 - 22:08.

    This was so easy and yummy - quite a number of guests had seconds! I used some lemon juice instead of orange juice for the icing (ran out as I forgot to leave some to make the icing!) and the combination was really citrusy and delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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