Orange Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Treat your taste buds to the delicious flavors of our Orange Poppy Seed Pound Cake recipe. This cake is a guaranteed hit for any event because it tastes great and has a nice crunch of poppy seeds.

This recipe is a must-try whether you’re having people over for brunch or just want something sweet. Each bite is a medley of flavors, with a soft and tender crumb and the tangy smell of oranges.

This pound cake has just the right amount of sweet and sour to make you want more. Come with us on a trip through food as we look at how simple and delicious it is to bake this Orange Poppy Seed Pound Cake.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh orange juice


Warm the oven up to 175°F (350°F). A 9×5-inch loaf pan should be greased and floured, or it should be lined with parchment paper.

Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, making sure to mix well after each one.

Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a different bowl.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, mixing them in with the milk each time. Start with the flour mixture and end with the milk. Don’t mix any further than that.

The orange zest, orange juice, and poppy seeds should all be mixed into the batter until they are spread out evenly.

Spread out the batter in the cake pan that has been made.

After the oven is hot, bake it for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.

Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes in the pan. After that, move it to a wire rack to cool fully.

While the cake cools, make the glaze by whisking powdered sugar and orange juice together until the glaze is the consistency you want it to be.

Pour the sauce over the cake after it has cooled. Before cutting and serving, let the sauce set.

Have fun with your tasty orange poppy seed pound cake! It’s great for lunch, afternoon tea, or any other event.


1. How do I store the Orange Poppy Seed Pound Cake? Short answer: To maintain freshness, store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

2. Can I use lemon instead of orange in this recipe? Short answer: Yes, you can substitute lemon zest and juice for orange in this recipe for a delicious lemon poppy seed pound cake variation. Adjust the quantities according to your taste preferences.

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