I had a similar cake at a local cafe, and couldn’t wait to come home and recreate the recipe. It’s light and citrusy – which is just perfect for spring. Versatile too, great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!

3 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp Rodelle vanilla extract
1 tsp orange extract2 drops orange food coloring (optional)For the frosting:
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioner’s sugar
3 Tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp Rodelle vanilla extract
2 drops orange food coloring (optional)

In a small bowl (or in the liquid measuring cup) soak the poppyseeds in the buttermilk for 30 minutes. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the sugar and oil. Beat on medium speed to combine. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add in the orange juice, as well as the vanilla and orange extracts. Mix well to combine.

Add the flour in 3 batches, alternating with the buttermilk-poppy seed mixture, beginning and ending with the flour. Add the food coloring, if using. Mix until just combined. Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake for about 40-45 minutes until light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on rack for 30 minutes before inverting and unmolding cake to cool completely.

To make the frosting, beat butter and cream cheese together until fluffy. Add the confectioners sugar and beat carefully to combine. Add in the orange juice, vanilla extract, and the food coloring and beat until combined well. Place frosting in a pasty bag fitted with a round tip and pipe frosting over the cooled cake.

Cake can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

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