German Poppy Seed Cake
German Poppy Seed Cake

Homemade poppy seed cake recipes – traditional German poppy seed cake. Easy poppy seed roll recipe to make Mohnkuchen for Christmas, Easter and other events in the German style.

Learn in this video how to make poppy seed cake from scratch by using a German Mohnkuchen poppy seed roll cake!

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What ingredients do I need for German poppy seed cake? ❓

1) 3 cups of all-purpose flouru003cbru003e2) 1 cup of granulated sugaru003cbru003e3) 1 cup of pork lard at room temperatureu003cbru003e4) zest from a lemonu003cbru003e5) 10 g / 0.35 oz of baking powderu003cbru003e6) 10 g / 0.35 oz of dried yeastu003cbru003e7) 250 ml / 9 fl oz of cold cow milku003cbru003e8) 2 eggsu003cbru003e9) 900 g / 30 oz of poppy seed filling (bought from the store or homemade – view u003ca href=u0022 class=u0022rank-math-linku0022u003ehow to make poppy seed filling at home)u003cbru003eu003c/au003e10) 9 tbsp of strawberry jam (optional)u003cbru003e11) some caster sugar for decoration (optional)

How to make German poppy seed cake from scratch? ❓

1) put the flour into a larger bowl, then add sugar and pork lardu003cbru003e2) grate zest from a lemon in the bowlu003cbru003e3) put baking powder and yeast in the milk, combine ingredients until everything is dissolved, then wait about 5 minutesu003cbru003e4) in the meantime, combine by hand ingredients from the bowl by rubbing them just like in the videou003cbru003e5) break and add one egg and the milk into the bowl, then combine again ingredientsu003cbru003e6) when the dough is smooth, flour a worktop, place dough on it and knead it 1-2 minutesu003cbru003e7) divide the dough into 3 equal parts and stretch them into sheets with a length that fits into the tray you are usingu003cbru003e8) place about 1/3 of the poppy seed filling over a dough sheet into a thin layer, just like in the videou003cbru003e9) add 3 tbsp of strawberry jam over the poppy seed layer into a row along the longer edge, just like in the videou003cbru003e10) roll the dough sheet and fillings as tight as possible, then seal the endsu003cbru003e11) place the poppy seed roll cake into a baking-paper coated tray, then continue identically with the remaining dough sheets and poppy seed fillingu003cbru003e12) break one egg into a glass and beat it up by fork, then brush the poppy seed cake all overu003cbru003e13) place the tray in the preheated oven at 180 C / 360 F and wait until the German poppy seed cake, called u003cemu003eMohnkuchenu003c/emu003e, is golden on top and sidesu003cbru003e14) take the tray out from the oven and wait until the cake is completely cold before slicing it up as desiredu003cbru003e15) sprinkle over this homemade poppy seed cake abundant caster sugar (optional)

Baking tips about the German poppy seed cake recipe 🔎

The German poppy seed cake is very popular in several European countries including Hungary, where is named beigli or poppy seed beigli.

The cake is prepared, generally, during winter and especially at Christmas, when everyone delights the guests with such traditional poppy seed cake.

Besides poppy seed filling, this homemade cake recipe is also prepared with walnut filling to make walnut roll cake or walnut beigli.

Walnut beigli is also very popular at Christmas, especially in Hungary, but also in Austria and several Central European countries.

German poppy seed cake or Mohnkuchen is served usually plain, as a dessert, but it is very good along with tea or coffee.

Many families serve poppy seed beigli or walnut beigli with a glass of milk at breakfast. This combination is a real pleasure for both children and grown-ups! Enjoy it!

Which are the most used fillings for beigli? ❓

Usually, beigli is filled with poppyseed paste or walnut core paste. Still, there are available recipes that use other fillings for beigli such as chestnut puree.

More information about beigli origins is available here.

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