This Sunday's SMS recipe was chosen by a very multi-talented person. Not only is Melissa of Lulu the Baker a baker, she's very crafty -- making sweet things for babies & has an Etsy Store! She also recently celebrated her one year blogging anniversary by hosting a giveaway to one of her lucky readers. How cool is that?!
Melissa chose Whole Orange Poppy Seed Cake. And yes, we used the WHOLE ORANGE. The recipe can be found @ Lulu the Baker.
You can also use lemons for this recipe as well, but with all the lemony things I've been making, i went with the orange. Instead of the Kitchenaid mixer, you need a food processor. Pulse the entire orange -- rind & all --- with some sugar.
Until all big chunks are no more.
Instead of one big loaf, I made cupcakes. Baked for 25 minutes. The batter made 12 nice-sized cupcakes, filled to the top (they didnt rise much). I didnt make the glaze. I left them plain.
I REALLY, REALLY like this recipe. Its very different. I never had anything like this. As a cupcake, it was super moist (probably cause of 1.5 sticks of butter!)! You taste the orange & poppy -- a very nice combination.
The ONLY thing i didnt like (as with anything using poppy seeds): the lil seeds always get stuck in your teeth. Still --- i'd definitely make this again! GREAT CHOICE, MELISSA!
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