Poppy Seed Cake - Carolina Country
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Poppy Seed Cake

3.1/5 rating (9 votes)
Poppy Seed Cake

The speckled interior of this cake is pleasing to the eye and the tastebuds! Made from scratch, but easy to throw together. Serve with real whipped cream to highlight the flavor of the poppy seeds.


  • 3 cups flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1½ cups vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

  • 1 can (12.5 ounces) SOLO brand poppy seed cake and pastry filling*

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 

  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix all ingredients (minus the whipped cream) in a large mixing bowl on medium speed for 5 minutes.

  3. Pour into an ungreased Bundt or tube pan.

  4. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Don’t worry if the cake cracks on top; use a toothpick to test doneness. Cool before removing.

  5. After removing the cake from the pan but before flipping, level the bottom of the cake using a long, serrated bread knife. The flattened bottom allows the cake to sit flat on your plate or cake stand.

  6. Serve at room temperature with real whipped cream.

* Finding poppy seed filling can be tough, but we’ve had luck at Harris Teeter, Publix, Lowes Foods, Wegmans and Amazon.com. No matter where you go, we recommend you call your store first and ensure they have it in stock.

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Recipe courtesy of Maureen Mains of Creston, a member of Blue Ridge Energy

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Comments (2)

  • In your Poppy Seed Cake it calls for 1 can evaporated milk. Can you be more specific ( on the size of the can or the amount-ie 1/2cup, 1cup)?

    Beverly McKinney |
    March 28, 2021 |

    • Sorry we didn't specify the amount of evaporated milk. This recipe uses one 12 ounce can, or 1 1/2 cups. We've made the adjustment on the recipe as well!

      Carolina Country |
      March 28, 2021 |

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