Saturday, July 18, 2009

SMS: Whole Orange Poppy Seed Cake


Poppy seed bread is one of my favorite quick breads to make. It is almost always a lemon poppy seed bread and it doesn't matter what recipe I use... I love it! I was really excited to try this SMS recipe and see if I liked poppy seed bread with orange instead of lemon.


The most interesting part of this recipe is that it uses the ENTIRE orange. You plop the orange, skin and all, into the food processor and pulverize. I loved how there were teeny, tiny chunks of orange peel throughout the bread. It tasted a lot like candied orange peel. YUM!!!


The bread (or cake. Who are we kidding? :) ) gets brushed with a lemon/orange glaze straight out of the oven. It made the bread so moist!


I really enjoyed this recipe and will definately be making it over and over again. It also makes me want to try it with an entire lemon and see if it works that way, too!


Thanks to Melissa of LuLu the Baker for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

20 comments:

Katy ~ said...

Cristine, I'm on an orange kick right now. This looks sooooo good! I think I MUST make this.

HoneyB said...

Looks like something that would be great to go with my tea!

Katiecakes said...

I pulsed my lemons too fine so I had no chunks of skin in the cake. This made me sad, I enjoy a bit of bite :)

Katie xox

Leslie said...

ohhhh I love the fact that you used the WHOLE orange.SOOOO yummy

Stephanie said...

Yours looks so delicious and moist! I made the lemon version and it went very nicely, too.

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad it was a success. It looks perfect!

Megan said...

I think lemon would be just as great as orange. I'm looking forward to trying this.

Eliana said...

This bread was indeed great. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Marge said...

I love the idea of using the 'whole' orange! Thanks for the post. Great blog!

ALLRED FAMILY said...

Oh YUM! This looks and SOUNDS delicious. MMmmm!

Flourchild said...

Yum your cake/bread looks wonderful. I enjoyed this recipe very much!

Brad and Erica said...

I think I am going to have to put this one on my to-do list! It looks great. Can't wait to see you soon!

k.a.r.e.n said...

This recipe is a keeper! I loved it. Your cake looks amazing.

Ingrid said...

I'm gonna be giving this a try. It looks good and so far I've read that everyone has enjoyed it.
~ingrid

Coleen's Recipes said...

Maybe its the heat we have been having but I can't seem to get enough oranges, so your recipe today is a treat (it certainly looks moist).

SUGAR B said...

WOW. THIS. LOOKS. GOOD. I. MUST. EAT. IT.

Joy said...

Hi Christine!

Your cake looks fabulous and super moist. I'm so glad you liked it... my family and friends did as well.

I also wanted to wish you a very happy anniversary- you and your husband are so adorable together in those pictures!

Hope to hear from you/talk to you soon :)

-Joy

The Bahens said...

Thanks for baking with me this week. I'm glad you loved the recipe. So did I. Phew! I was afraid I'd pick a recipe and it would be the one dud in the whole book!

Sarah said...

Your cake looks absolutely incredible!!! I was disappointed that I didn't have a chance to make this - I had a major weekend baking project over the weekend - but I really hope to be able to make it soon. Happy anniversary!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Your cake looks awesome, love the new blog look and happy belated anniversary. Sorry I have been MIA. Hope all is well.

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