Looking for unique German ❤️ gifts?   |   Grab  Oma's cookbooks!   |   Don't miss Oma's ❤️ Newsletter  |  Make Oma's favorite recipe

Mutti's Poppy Seed Cake Recipe ❤️

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

FTC Disclosure: Making a purchase via a link on the page? I may earn a small commission on the transaction - at no added cost to you. Thanks!

Oma's German Poppy Seed Cake

My Mutti's German Poppy Seed Cake recipe, aka 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.

Hallo Summer Collection at Just like Oma's Store

For example, if you're fortunate to be celebrating Christmas in Germany, you'll find this Poppy Seed Cake on the dessert table, sitting right along side the Stollen and Lebkuchen.

Have Oma by your side ... helping you


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.

My Streusel (Crumb) Warning!

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 (and hubby) away from the streusel -- 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, and tastes better, I think.

Oma says,

I know this looks like a long and complicated recipe.

It's not!

Just take it step-by-step and you'll soon be enjoying this poppyseed cake. It's so similar to other crumb cake recipes, it'll be a breeze to make them as well.

Mutti's Poppy Seed Cake Recipe ❤️

Ingredients:

Yeast Dough:

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk, lukewarm
  • 1½ pkgs active dry yeast
  • 2⅓ cups flour, all-purpose
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 eggs

Poppyseed Filling:

  • ⅓ cup Wheatlets (Cream of Wheat)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup poppy seeds, ground
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond flavoring
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter

Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour, all-purpose

Instructions:

Yeast Dough:

  • Stir a pinch of sugar into warm milk. Sprinkle yeast on top. Let sit 5 minutes or until surface is frothy.
  • Into mixing bowl, add flour, sugar and salt and stir.
  • Stir yeast. Lightly beat cooled butter and egg into yeast mixture.
  • Pour yeast mixture into flour, beating to make a dough.
  • On a floured surface, knead dough lightly. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

Poppy Seed Filling:

  • While waiting for dough to rise, make the filling and topping.
  • Follow package instructions and make cereal with wheatlets and water. Let cool slightly.
  • Add poppy seed, flavoring, butter, and sugar. Mix well. Add eggs. Mix well.
  • Let cool.

Crumb Topping:

  • Mix ingredients to a crumbly texture.

Finish Cake:

  • Grease 9" x 13" cake pan or use a large springform pan.
  • Knead risen dough lightly and roll out to fit cake pan. Pierce dough all over with fork.
  • Pour poppyseed filling over cake.
  • Gently crumble topping evenly over filling.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Let rise in a warm place 15 minutes.
  • Bake 25 - 30 minutes - or until top is a rich golden brown.
  • Cool and serve.

You might like these

Check out Oma's German Cake recipes right here: https://www.quick-german-recipes.com/german-cake-recipes.html

Leave a comment about this recipe or ask a question?

Pop right over to my private Facebook group, the Kaffeeklatschers. You'll find thousands of German foodies, all eager to help and to talk about all things German, especially these yummy foods. 

I pop in all the time as well, to chat and to answer questions. 

Meet with us around Oma's table, pull up a chair, grab a coffee and a piece of Apfelstrudel, and enjoy the visit.

*  *  *  *  *

Thinking of starting your own Handmade Business?

Oma Gerhild Fulson

This Oma KNOWS you CAN do it.

How do I know?

Well, if I can do it, anyone can.

I've even figured out how I can help you.

I've teamed up with my own business coach, Renae Christine (yes, do google her!), to bring you this free masterclass. After you watch it, ask me any questions and I'll gladly answer them.

Don't hesitate. I'm not sure how long Renae will keep this free masterclass available.

Thinking of starting a handmade business. I've got a FREE workshop from my coach right here.

PS:  Yes, Renae really is as amazing as all the reviews say.

PPS: Yes, the course is for handmade items, but I've used it successfully for my cookbooks. I know others are using her methods for services, direct sales, and even a local ice cream bar & grill that's constantly selling out. You've nothing to lose by taking a look ... and a whole bunch to gain.

*  *  *  *  *

Oma's Cookbooks (downloadable & print)

A is for Asparagus cookbook
Favorite German Recipes Cookbook
Quick Fix Soup eCookbook
Oma's Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes Cookbook
Top 10 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes eCookbook
Oma's Christmas Baking eCookbook
Oma's Summer Salads eCookbook
Oma's Easter Feast eCookbook
Oma's German Meat Recipes eCookbook
Oma's Oktoberfest eCookbook
German Meals at Oma's paperback cookbook

*  *  *  *  *

Want nutritional information for a recipe?

Copy and paste the ingredient list and the number of servings into Calorie Count

It will give you an approximate calculation.

Need help doing conversions

between cups and grams or any such thing?

Use this site to give you all the different conversions for the different types of ingredients. 




Newest Recipes

  1. ❤️ Slow Cooker Roast Beef tastes like Rouladen made Just like Oma

    Try this slow cooker roast beef and you'll be amazed at how much this tastes like rouladen WITHOUT the work.

    Go to the recipe

  2. ❤️ How to cook Pork Hocks ~ Just like Oma

    Learn how to cook pork hocks, anytime you want something traditionally German and wonderfully delicious! A hearty meal for any time of the year!

    Go to the recipe


Words to the Wise

"A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need."

Proverbs 17:17 (NLT)


❤️ Poppy Seed Cake Recipe made Just like Oma



By


Poppy Seed Cake Recipe made Just like Oma


My Mutti's Poppy Seed Cake recipe is so wunderbar! Even though it uses yeast, it's simple to make. Delicious and, oh, so traditional. You'll have to give this one a try!


Ingredients: poppy seeds, flour, sugar, yeast,

For the full recipe, scroll up ...