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Orange-Poppy Seed Cake

orange-poppy seed cake Dessert
Orange-Poppy Seed Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16

Ambrosia to the eyes and the palate! This lovely glazed cake is a breeze to make.

Updated August 22, 2011
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1
    box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
  • 1
    tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2
    cup water
  • 1/2
    cup orange juice
  • 1/2
    cup vegetable oil
  • 3
    eggs
  • 2
    tablespoons poppy seed

Orange Glaze

  • 1
    cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4
    teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1
    to 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • Additional grated orange peel, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease and lightly flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1 tablespoon orange peel, water, 1/2 cup orange juice, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in poppy seed. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake as directed on box for 12-cup fluted tube pan. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack or heatproof serving plate. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon orange peel and 1 tablespoon orange juice. Stir in additional orange juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is smooth and consistency of thick syrup. Spread glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down sides. Garnish with additional orange peel. Store loosely covered.

  • The orange part of the peel packs the most flavor. So grate only the bright orange skin and avoid the bitter-tasting white layer.
  • In a rush? In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/2 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting with 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel uncovered on High 15 to 25 seconds. Stir, then pour over cake.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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