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Poppy Seeds Cake Recipe

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My Poppy Seeds Cake Recipe I present to you in this post.

I like to prepare this cake in the form of cupcakes.

The popular little cakes always have a great topping/frosting on top and are sweet little snacks.

The decoration with the special, fine cream is the absolute hit here.

I use white chocolate and cream cheese, both cream ingredients harmonize heavenly with the poppy seeds in the dough.

Let the baking begin…I wish you much success and would love for you to share the post.

1. Recipe Poppy Seeds Cake

Poppy Seeds Cake

Baked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 12
Calories 398
Total Time 37 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 22 Min.

Simple guide for baking cake with poppy seeds.

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poppy seeds cake recipe Image
poppy seeds cake recipe image © Thomas Sixt


Cupcakes Bases – Sponge

2 pc eggs
120 g butter
120 g brown sugar
80 g poppy seeds
40 g flour
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon abrasion
1 pinch Salt

Topping – Frosting

100 g hardened coconut oil (I use the coconut fat room warm)
160 g powdered sugar/ icing sugar
1 tbs lime or lemon juice
300 g cream cheese
80 g liquid, white couverture (or white chocolate)



Mix the cupcakes batter together
Mix the batter together

Prepare dough

Beat the eggs with the sugar, lemon juice and lemon dust for 3 minutes.

Poppy seeds in a bowl.
Poppy seeds for poppy seed cupcakes when weighing. This ingredient makes the cupcakes something special. © Thomas Sixt food photographer

Add ingredients

Add the soft butter, poppy seed and flour and stir for another 2 minutes.

Pour in cupcakes batter.
Creamy batter when pouring into the paper molds.

Bake cake

Load the muffin trays with paper moulds and fill in the cake mixture up to max. 1 cm below the edge.

Bake the cupcake bases at 180 ° C for approx. 22 minutes, then allow to cool.


cutting white chocolate
Cut white chocolate

Cut Chocolate

Cut the white chocolate into small pieces with a sharp knife

white chocolate in pot
Melt white chocolate in a saucepan.

Melt chocolate

Put the chocolate in a saucepan and melt on the lowest heat setting, stirring.

Melted white chocolate in a saucepan
Melted white chocolate in a saucepan

Tempering chocolate

Stir the chocolate lip warm cold.

Prepare cream

Stir coconut fat and icing sugar with lemon juice for 2 minutes until smooth.

Add chocolate and cream cheese and stir well.

Pour the mixture into a piping bag and chill for 15 minutes.

Spread the cream on the small cakes.

Decorating Cakes
Decorating Cakes


Decorate the cupcakes with sugar sprinkles and serve.

2. Nutritional Values

3. Baking tips for Poppy Seed Cake

You can prepare your cake in different forms. I have prepared a small selection for you here:

Brush cake pan with butter.
Brush cake pan with butter.
Buttered Baking Pan
Baking pan with plenty of butter.
Muffin paper cases
You put the muffin paper cases in the corresponding muffin tin.

I opted for a small cake variant.

The cupcake bottoms are also called sponge(s).

I bake my cupcake bases only in paper forms after the cupcake baking orgy.

This saves time and nerves because the cake bases don’t stick to the mould.

The cupcake dough needs an even oven temperature for a good baking result.

That means… preheating the oven!

The cakes are then baked with a light brown caramel crust on the outside and are beautifully juicy and fluffy on the inside.

The optimum baking temperature for small cakes is 180° C hot air, baking time approx. 22 minutes.

Baking Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Cupcake paper molds in muffin tin
Cupcake paper molds in muffin tin. This is how cupcake bases are sure to turn out! © Thomas Sixt food photographer
cupcakes ingredients
cupcakes ingredients and tools

Please take your time for the batter!  

I whip the eggs with the sugar always beautifully foamy, so air and volume come into the dough.

Sieve the flour and stir in slowly bit by bit.

Don’t forget the poppy seed, it shouldn’t be lumpy!

After baking, I let my cupcake bases cool in the muffin trays for 5-10 minutes and then remove them from the mould.

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Poppy seeds in a bowl.
Poppy seeds for poppy seed cupcakes when weighing. This ingredient makes the cupcakes something special.

4. Topping Poppy Seeds Cake

I always prepare the topping which is also called frosting fresh. I apply the topping just before serving so that it stays in shape.

I prepare the cream for my cupcake-frosting with hardened coconut fat, icing sugar, cream cheese and white chocolate melted in a water bath.

White chocolate in frosting… means taste explosion 🙂

For my cupcakes I recommend sweet sprinkles of all shapes or sugar pearls. Just let your imagination run wild.

I sprinkle the final decoration shortly before serving on the topping of the cupcakes.

Frosting: Because you use coconut fat for the cream, you conjure up a cooling taste experience in your mouth…

Cold Mouth feeling tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
The topping is the crowning glory on the coffee cup 😉 © Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf

5. More Baking Ideas

For Cupcakes:

For everything else:

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