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Grandma's Poppy Seed Cake

A classic but quirky cake that will brighten up any family get-together.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, Grandmas, Poppy seed, Tasty
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Pauline Loughlin


  • Oven
  • Large Bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Whisk
  • Mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Pan
  • Cooling rack
  • Bowl
  • Rack


  • Unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil


  • Heat the oven to 175 C (350 F) and place a rack in the middle of the oven. Butter a loaf pan and place in the oven with a baking sheet under the pan.
  • In a regular sized bowl, mix together with a whisk the flour, baking soda and the salt.
  • In a larger bowl, mix together the sour cream, sugar, vanilla and eggs. After all is mixed together, then add the poppy seeds and then the flour mixture.
  • With a rubber spatula, fold the oil into the mixture. Move the batter to the pan you prepared and smooth out the top. Bake the cake for 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Move the pan to a cooling rack and let the cake cool for about 5 minutes. To loosen the cake from the pan, use a knife between the sides of the cake so you can remove it. Move over to a rack and let it cool.


Calories: 341kcal