My Mutti's German Poppy Seed Cake recipe (Mohnkuchen) is so WUNDERBAR!
It's among my favorite holiday baking recipes, especially since I just love poppy seed in any type of cake!
Delicious and, oh, so traditionally German.
For example, if you're fortunate to be celebrating Christmas in Germany, you'll find this treat on the dessert table, sitting right along side the Stollen and Lebkuchen.
Check below for the warning I give whenever making crumb cake recipes. It applies to this one as well!
Even though it uses yeast, it's simple to make.
You may not think that yeast recipes can be quick.
This one is though. It only uses one main 'rising' and during that time you make the filling.
Poppy Seed Filling:
A warning I give when making any of the crumb cake recipes (cakes with a crumb or "streusel" topping): the crumbs taste great even before baking.
Keep the kids away -- they'll eat it up before you can use it!
If you are blessed to live close to a German Deli, you can buy prepared poppy seed filling and use that instead.
However, making your own filling for this poppy seed cake recipe is cheaper.
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