Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Last night my husband made an orange poppy seed cake using the Nordic Ware Jubilee Bundt Pan that we’d given to my mother-in-law for Christmas and then borrowed before she had a chance to use it first…

Anyway, to get the cake out perfectly, we’d slathered the whole pan in cold butter using a silicone brush because there was no easy way to get into all the nooks and crannies using a paper towel, and the brush really did work because there were no tears or anything on the cake.

This morning I made (in the microwave because booooo to using the stove) and applied the glaze which came out beautifully, and holy smokes, the cake is delicious!!  I highly recommend it.

So today’s cocktail is inspired by the cake, and I’m not sure which I like better…

Orange Poppy Seed Cake Cocktail @ makefor365.com
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Recipe:

In a 12 oz glass, pour 1 oz vodka and 1 oz wedding cake vodka.

Stir in a spoonful (roughly 1 tbsp) of canned poppy seed filling until combined.

Carefully fill the glass with crushed ice.

Top with orange juice.

Garnish with an orange wedge and a tiny dollop of poppy seed filling.

Serve with a straw.


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5 thoughts on “Orange Poppy Seed Cake

  1. Yummy. You made cake in the microwave? Lol I’ve never tried that before. I am kind of the opposite…I boooo to the microwave lol. Who drinks all your leftovers from the photo shoots? Do you invite your neighbors? Are you on Instagram btw?

    • Ha! No, I made the glaze in the microwave which was just a matter of dissolving ¾ cup sugar into ¼ orange juice. 😛

      Leftovers either get dumped or stored in the fridge, and I’m not on Instagram.

    • Thanks! This actually wasn’t a panorama shot but rather a compilation of more than a dozen shots done in GIMP – in other words, it’s basically a bunch of Photochopping as was the previous post.

      Today’s photo was a panorama, and there are a few different ways to do them, but the way I did it was with Hugin, a panorama photo stitching program, and here’s a quick tutorial explaining the technical stuff. But seriously, avoid a ball head tripod if you’re doing panoramas. 😛

      That said, you could do this photo as a panorama if you have a camera slider suspended above the subject, and recently, I found this DIY camera slider although it’s likely not long enough for this sort of photo. There are other DIY camera sliders, and it’s just a matter of hunting down the one that makes the most sense for what you want to do. 🙂

      Hope it helps!

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