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  1. Debi

    I would SO add lemon to that yummy looking cake!

  2. veganlisa

    I wish I could be there to celebrate with you on your birthday. Unfortunately, I’ll be in NYC wishing you were with me.


  3. CheezyK

    Sounds exactly like the sort of cake I would have had as a child as well … except mum probably would have drizzled a thin lemon glaze over the top (while the cake was fresh out of the oven so that it seeped in, not so that it iced the top).

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    This cake looks amazing – moist, plump and delicious, how could one possibly say no 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    Oh how I love a poppyseed cake! This one is definitely going on my must bake list.

  6. Hotly Spiced

    That’s a wonderful looking cake. I love poppy seed cake. It’s amazing how this is dairy-free and gluten-free yet it looks ‘normal’! What a great cake to make for someone with intolerances (or even those that don’t!) xx

  7. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Coconut flour porridge? Do tell more! You haven’t blogged about such a thing yet, have you?

    This cake looks fantabulous.

  8. Vien @ We Dare Food

    I always find myself asking for the simplest cake on my birthdays as well! My favourite’s a light pandan chiffon cake! 😀 hehe HAVE FUN THIS WEEKEND! and here’s my early wishes: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  9. Lou

    Dude, I love prunes too. AND prunes and apricots all stewed together is totally my idea of heaven.

  10. love2dine

    Poppy seeds are the key ingredient , I love that.

  11. Catherine

    I’ve always been a stewed fruit type of gal but now I’m going on a poppy seed hunt!xx

    Oh and Buon Compleanno!

  12. whisperinggums

    And of course the Australian Women’s Weekly version is the one with normal flour, milk and butter! I’m thrilled you still like this cake…

  13. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe you were such a cute child! 😀 Imagine loving stewed fruit over cake!

  14. Kath Lockett

    Oooh yes, I love a good poppy seed cake too. Goes down perfectly with a freshly made cup of tea. Or coffee. Or iced coffee. Wine, for that matter….

  15. leaf (the indolent cook)

    When a cake is that good, it doesn’t need icing anyway. Sometimes fancy is overrated! 😀

  16. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Aww. I want to send this recipe to my parents, because my dad loves poppy seed cake! 😀 But what is Nuttelex?!?!?! And there’s *a lot* of Nuttelex in this cake, so it seems to be a key ingredient! 😕

  17. Gabby

    That bread is so perfect looking! Well done 🙂

  18. Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

    Dear Hannah,

    I know I would totally eat this cake because it is light, fluffy and not too sweet.

  19. Johanna GGG

    I love poppyseed cake – not as much as you or other friends of mine but I love seeds in anything so how could this not be excellent. I must hunt out a poppyseed cake recipe I was given years ago which was really really dense.

  20. Alisa

    I would SO eat that as a birthday cake – yum! Have an amazing birthday weekend!

  21. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I have a deep love for any food that is basically a bunch of tiny things. Love fish roe for this reason, and peas, and sesame candy. I love that tiny crackling popping sound you can hear in your head when you eat stuff like that, and poppy seeds are THE best for this sensation.

  22. Emma

    What a pretty pretty pretty loaf. I must break away from my baking dry spell and make something already! There are poppy seeds aging in the cupboard…

    I want to know more about this trip chocolate brownie pie! It must defy your normal distaste of chocolate desserts, hence, it must be amazing:)

  23. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    what a gorgeous, simple recipe. I love cake memories 🙂 yes, I dare saw you were a little unique for feeling so lovingly for prunes and apricots as a child hehe. bless.
    Heidi xo

  24. Leah

    I couldnt read past the triple chocolate brownie pie part….*drools*

    Honestly, we were a very unique little girl Hannah, i think that is such a wonderful thing 😀

  25. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    Thanks for sharing yo favourite childhood cake. It’s funny how despite there being a plethora of other amazing cakes, you always go back to the one that reminds you of your childhood. Plus this one would make you feel less guilty about eating!

  26. Sarah

    Prunes are AWESOME! That is all. 🙂

  27. Fiona

    Feel like making a birthday cacke of that? :p

  28. Agnes

    Yay poppy seed cake. Love poppy seed cakes. And yes, you are unique. :p

  29. Shannon

    I used to have a soft spot for poppy seed muffins so I am definitely intrigued by this. I remember being scared to eat poppy seeds for awhile because of the whole “you’ll test positive for opiates if you eat them” thing. I used to be so ridiculous (wait, still am). Anyway, this looks delicious and I would totally request something like this for my birthday cake (right after red velvet).

  30. SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa)

    I grew up in a really small town in south Georgia (in the US) and my old-lady neighbour made the BEST poppyseed cakes! I was in awe of her cakes. When we moved we took a copy of her recipe with us. Then, when I was at uni, my mother passed that recipe on to my then-boyfriend-now-husband. He would regularly follow the recipe from my little old neighbour and make me poppyseed cakes which he would mail to me in New York. Poppyseed cake = Happy memories for me!

  31. Ames

    Awww such lovely childhood cake memories :). Definitely a cake make with love :). I love poppy seeds too so hope to give this a try after exams! My grandma past on a few meat dish recipes to my mother before she passed away but no cakes sadly.

  32. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    OMG OMG OMG my new colleague is going to love you 🙂 because i have been trying to hard to find her gluten and dairy free easy cake recipes ~ and this is perfect woo hoo! Thank you 😀 can’t wait to try it for her!

  33. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    Mmm what a delicious looking creation. I was just a café that serves a gluten-free loaf that looks very similar to yours! Now, why ever didn’t I try it?

    Also, hurray for prunes (although not sure I’d love stewed ones). My coworker used to make the BEST brownies with puréed prunes.

  34. Louise

    L00ks and sounds yummy. I hope you get the fancy birthday dinner wishes.

  35. Silvia

    I love poppy seed cakes!

  36. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    gasp! i grew up eating lemon poppy seed cake with homemade lemon frosting. it was delicious!!! ahhh so glad you made a #glutenfree version. this is SO on my to-do list. i’m going to add a touch of lemon zest to give it that lemony flavor that i miss so much!

  37. Camille

    I was going to ask, bit then the note at the end of the recipe answered all of my questions. At any rate, the cake looks fantabulous, and reminds me that as much as I like them I don’t actually have any poppy seeds in my pantry, which I hope to rectify very soon, and then make this cake – with dairy and gluten, of course. 🙂

    I am also reminded that I never much liked chocolate as a child SNC never underground why vanilla got such a bad rap. And also of a time in a bakery where my mom would take us after school sometimes, when I asked for the poppyseed muffin, and was corrected by he sales guy, who informed me that since this had icing (cream cheese, yum) it was a cupcake, not a muffin. I’ve never made that mistake again. 😉

  38. Camille

    SNC = and
    underground = understood
    This is why I hate typing on the ipad. 🙂

  39. Linda

    Hannah, you talked me into another recipe. I really am enjoying your site and recipes. I made this one for my GF/DF folks. I admit I never used a mixer and used a coconut spread for the fat which was soft enough to allow some arm exercise but the batter was amazingly fluffy and soft. If it tastes as good as it smells–it should be another winner. Thanks for another great DF/GF one for me to try.

  40. Ellie@Fit for the Soul

    hubba hubba….drool…..I loooooooooooooooove poppy seeds!! As soon as I saw the cute little specks of poppy seeds on this beautiful bread I knew I had to click to see the post. Great recipe, and it’s so simple too! 😀

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