Orange-Poppy Seed Cake

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

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
box 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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    220
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    210mg
    210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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