Orange cake

Orange poppy seed cake

This zingy sponge is super-easy to make, using our new, ready-prepped chilled cake mix – just add the seeds and zest, then bake and decorate

, 01 May 2020

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Orange poppy seed cake
  • Cook: 35 Mins
    plus cooling

  • Serves: 12

  • Price: 47p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 76g serving contains
  • Energy

    1399KJ

    334KCAL

    17%
  • Fat

    21.7g

    high

    31%
  • Saturates

    12.1g

    high

    61%
  • Sugars

    22.5g

    high

    25%
  • Salt

    0.22g

    low

    4%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1841kJ/440kcal.
Ingredients
  • 2 x 500g packs Asda Scoop & Bake Vanilla Flavour Cake Mix
  • 20g poppy seeds, plus extra to decorate (optional)
  • Zest 1 orange and 1-2tbsp juice, plus extra zest to decorate (optional)
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 200g soft cheese, at room temperature
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line the base of 2 x 20cm round cake tins.

  • Scoop both packs of the cake mix into a large bowl, then stir through the poppy seeds and zest. Spoon into the tins.

  • Bake for 23-26 minutes, or until well risen and springy to the touch. Cool the cakes in the tins for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

  • For the buttercream icing, beat the butter with the icing sugar in a bowl until very soft and fluffy. Add the orange juice and beat until well combined. Stir the soft cheese to loosen, then beat into the buttercream until just combined. Take care not to overmix, as the mixture will become runny.

  • Put the first sponge upside-down on a cake stand or plate, then spread the flat base with ½ the icing. Sandwich with the other sponge, then spread the top of that with the remaining icing.

  • Sprinkle over a little extra orange zest and some more poppy seeds to decorate, if you like.

  • Slice into 12 pieces to serve.