July 19, 2009

::SMS:: Whole Orange Poppy Seed Cake

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!

15 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

what an interesting recipe. they look delicious. It s surely a must try :)

Eliana said...

I absolutely loved the flavor of this cake. Your cupcake looks great.

BTW - I left you an award on my blog!

margot said...

Great photos! I thought this was a great recipe.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Love your photos and glad you liked these. Thanks again for your help. Cheers

spike. said...

I hate seeds in the teeth too! But the flavor was great

Hornedfroggy said...

I could dig right into that pureed orange!! :) Yummy!

Flourchild said...

Your bread looks wonderful and tasty. I really enjoyed this recipe and will make this bread again and again!

pinkstripes said...

Your muffins look great. I'm glad it was a success for you. I really loved this recipe. YUM.

pink said...

Looks yummy! Very moist.

Sarah said...

They look fabulous! Great job! I haven't had a chance to make these yet - other baking obligations over the weekend - but I really want to! Everyone seemed to love this recipe...

Basically, Baby Boots said...

I enjoyed this recipe too! Unlike you, I'll add poppy seeds the next time that I make it, because I felt like something was missing when I didn't add them this time.

Raeann

SUGAR B said...

Your story pictures turned out GREAT! I love the bright citrus colors, poppy seeds, and the liners!

I really want ONE. OK, maybe two. ;)

Joy said...

Hi Karen!

Your cupcakes are adorable and look perfectly delicious! Thanks for including the baking time, so that if I decide to try it in that format I'll know about how long it'll take. I love that you included some pictures of the baking process, too!

Hope to talk to you again soon :)

-Joy

The Bahens said...

Thanks for your sweet words about my blog and shop! It is so nice to feel like someone stops by every now and then. I love the idea of cupcakes; they would be perfect for a brunch!

Tracey said...

Great photos Karen!! I thought it was so much fun to pulse the orange in the food processor to break it up. Fun idea to make cupcakes - they look awesome! I liked this recipe a lot too.

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