"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Cakes & Cupcakes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Orange Poppyseed Cake

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream*
2/3 cup poppy seeds
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tbsp orange zest
2 tsp vanilla*
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp double acting baking powder*
1/2 tsp baking soda

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add sour cream, poppy seeds, orange juice, zest and vanilla. Stir in sifted dry ingredients and mix well.

Pour into a large buttered and floured tube pan (or two loaf pans) and bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until done. Let stand 5, invert onto a rack and let cool completely. Dust with confectioner's sugar.*

*Ok, these mark my changes. I used vanilla yogurt, so no sour cream or vanilla flavouring added. I used regular baking powder...just more as per crewsk instructions. Once cooled I glazed the cake with an icing sugar and lemon juice paste and drizzled it all over while the cake was still warm. Taste test not yet done as I am too full from lunch. Will taste with afternoon tea.

__________________

__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 02:31 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
Daughter will love this, Alix. thanks for the recipe.
__________________

__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 02:35 PM   #3
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Welcome. I have another one I am trying out next week. Looks even easier. Calls for a lemon cake mix and vanilla instant pudding. I am not sure if I have those in the house right now so it will have to wait a week.
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 02:40 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
Every cake I have made that calls for pudding mix has usually turned out great. I predict success for you next week!
__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 04:04 PM   #5
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,862
Orange Poppyseed Cake

Thanks Alix for sharing the recipe. Sounds wonderful and I do hope you will let us know how you liked it. Also interested in the lemon. Wish I had slice right now. Cup of tea would go great. Enjoy.
__________________
In the Kitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 04:56 PM   #6
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
OK...nice and moist. Dense without being "break your foot if you drop it dense". Goes nicely with some White China Tea. Mmmmmmmmmmm! If I could share with y'all I would. Better come quick though...kids get home in 20 minutes.
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 05:50 PM   #7
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,862
Well, now you did it. Have to make it soon as possible but you have to tell me White China Tea never heard of it. Or is the tea in white china? Sounds wonderful if that is the name. Who makes it? Do you add cream and sugar to the tea? I like to know what others prefer than I like to experience the same pleasure they do. Thanks and your children will love you for it. Brings back fond memories.
__________________
In the Kitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 06:16 PM   #8
Head Chef
 
Audeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Texas
Posts: 1,871
Alix, that cake sounds wonderful! My family is going to enjoy this one, too!

ITK, "white tea" is a misnomer, since it certainly isn't white. It's a brit brew, dark and almost sweet. But unlike most teas, it isn't "processed", but sun-dried and hand-picked. Loverly stuff with cream!
__________________
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is Optional.
Audeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 06:53 PM   #9
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
My China White tea is made by Stash. I got a lovely box of tea from a couple of friends as a pick me up, and I must say...it is SUCH a cool thing.

OK, being a bit of a geek, I make notes on all the new teas I try out. I wrote that this one has a lovely amber colour and is very mellow and a tiny bit sweet. It is almost a cross between a green and early black tea. There is no aftertaste at all. No bitterness either. I would highly recommend it. I never use milk or sugar, again...the purist geek thing...but I think it would go very well. This tea was my choice for this cake because it was less aggressive and I would be able to savour the orange flavour of the cake.

OK folks, now you now the true geekiness I hide from the world. ;)
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 07:21 PM   #10
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,862
I do hate to be a pain, but I checked the name Stash on Yahoo and now they have confused me with something called white and red fusion. Would you be specific in what I should order? I am sorry about details but I have ordered something on line before and when didn't like it what do you do? Thanks for understanding and since you are as you say 'geek' about teas I trust your advice. Thanks again
__________________

__________________
In the Kitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Orange Chiffon Cake Raine Cakes & Cupcakes 0 02-23-2005 03:52 PM
Aunt Ona’s Mandarin orange cake Raine Cakes & Cupcakes 0 02-23-2005 10:55 AM
Orange Bonbon Cake Raine Cakes & Cupcakes 3 09-10-2004 07:40 PM
Pumpkin Roll Cake W/Toffee Cream Filling and Caramel Sauce Filus59602 Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy 0 10-21-2002 01:22 PM
7 Microwave Cake Recipes Filus59602 Cakes & Cupcakes 0 10-18-2002 02:42 PM


» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.