Baked Sunday Mornings: Poppy Seed Pound Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

by byn on June 9, 2014

in Baked Sunday Mornings, Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

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Poppy Seed Pound Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

This is hands-down the best recipe I’ve made so far from Baked Elements. It’s a simple pound cake with three* twists to keep things interesting:

  1. Cream cheese in the batter, which keeps things nice and hydrated, with a little bit of tang
  2. Aggressive poppy seed filling that uses 1/2 cup of poppy seeds
  3. Brown butter glaze, with more poppy seeds

*There’s a potential 4th twist if you add the orange zest to the cake and the glaze, but I didn’t want any citrus interruptions.

All of the components add up to a lovely cake that’s perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. I love any chance I get to use my bundt pan, so this recipe was a winner before I even began. The brown butter glaze is totally out-of-control, and I basically wanted to pour it over everything.

Poppy Seed Slice

I stuck to the recipe as is, except that I don’t have a spice grinder, so I didn’t grind the poppy seeds for the filling and just left them whole. My co-workers gobbled this up in record time!

You can find the recipe here!

More Baked Sunday Mornings here!

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SandraM June 10, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Beautiful cake! Glad you liked it. The glaze was so good. I really liked the citrus pairing.
Love your plate, it’s gorgeous.


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