Old-Fashioned Poppy Seed Cake Recipe Mohnuchen

➡️ Are you searching for authentic German poppy seed cake recipes in 2023? On this website, you’ll discover how to make double-crust poppy seed cake in 33 steps at home (Mohnkuchen), which is actually a traditional poppy seed pie.

➡️ My easy poppy seed pie recipe helps you bake a homemade cake with simple and tasty ingredients such as poppy seeds, milk, butter, and more.

➡️ Learn how to make poppy seed cake using a tasty and easy poppy seed pie recipe from scratch in the German style!

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How to Make Poppy Seed Cake Mohnkuchen from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make grandma’s poppy seed cake?

Poppy Seeds

1) 350 g/12.5 oz of poppy seeds
2) 1 tablespoon of rum essence
3) 150 g/5.5 oz + 200 g/7 oz = 350 g/12.5 oz of granulated sugar
4) 300 ml/10 fl oz + 100 ml/3.5 fl oz = 400 ml/13.5 fl oz of cold cow milk
5) 50 g/2 oz of golden raisins
6) 10 g/0.35 oz of baking powder (1 sachet)
7) 10 g/0.35 oz of dry yeast (1 sachet)
8) 550 g/19.5 oz of cake flour
9) 300 g/10.5 oz of butter (minimum 80% fat)
10) grated zest of a lemon
11) 1 + 1 + 1 = 3 eggs
12) 50 g/2 oz of semolina
13) powdered sugar for garnishing

How to make grandma’s poppy seed cake Mohnkuchen from scratch?

Old-Fashioned Poppy Seed Cake Recipe Mohnuchen

Step 1: place poppy seeds into a saucepan and add over vanilla essence
Step 2: add over 150 g/5.5 oz of granulated sugar
Step 3: pour over 300 ml/10 fl oz of cold cow milk
Step 4: bring ingredients to the boil
Step 5: boil for 5 minutes while stirring continuously
Step 6: add golden raisins and mix the ingredients
Step 7: wait to cool the poppy seed paste
Step 8: pour 100 ml/3.5 fl oz of milk into a glass and add over baking powder
Step 9: add over dried yeast and mix ingredients well
Step 10: do place the flour into a bowl and add over soft butter
Step 11: add over 200 g/7 oz of sugar and mix again
Step 12: grate zest from a lemon
Step 13: break an egg over and add the yeast milk into the bowl
Step 14: knead ingredients thoroughly
Step 15: break an egg into the saucepan
Step 16: do mix ingredients well
Step 17: add semolina over and mix again
Step 18: divide the dough into two pieces with the proportion 1/3 – 2/3
Step 19: spread the larger dough piece into a layer
Step 20: place the dough sheet into the baking mold
Step 21: arrange the sheet to coat the mold edge completely
Step 22: place a poppy seed paste layer into the mold
Step 23: spread the smaller dough piece into a sheet
Step 24: place the dough sheet over the poppy seed layer
Step 25: merge dough sheets on the edge
Step 26: cut excess dough on the edge
Step 27: shape the dough edge as desired
Step 28: separate an egg and brush the pie top with the yolk
Step 29: make some holes with a fork into the pie top
Step 30: bake the poppy seed pie in the preheated oven at 180C/360 F until golden (about 25-30 minutes)
Step 31: wait to cool grandma’s poppy seed cake
Step 32: sprinkle over the old fashioned poppy seed cake some caster sugar

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Final Notes for the German Poppy Seed Cake Recipe Mohnkuchen

➡️ Poppy cakes are extremely popular in Central and Eastern Europe but also in the Germanic area of Western Europe. Therefore, in these regions, there are available many traditional cake recipes featuring this ingredient.

➡️ Having both Hungarian and German roots, as a child I was pampered with many homemade cakes filled with poppy seeds. Of these, some of you have probably heard of the German poppy seed roll called Mohnstrizen, which is also known as beigli in Hungary and other Central European countries. Another very tasty recipe with poppy seed filling is the one I share on this page, Mohnkuchen. It has Austrian origins and was taken over in many countries that were included in the Habsburg Empire.

➡️ In fact, Mohnkuchen is a poppy seed pie that has a frail dough prepared with butter and a simple filling with poppy seeds. Even if it might look difficult, this poppy cake recipe doesn’t pose any difficulty for people who have a minimum experience of in baking homemade cakes. Even those without baking experience can make this pie if they follow the recipe step by step, as described in both the video and the page.

➡️ Like many other traditional homemade cakes, this poppy seed cake recipe is very tasty and keeps remains frail for a few days. In fact, the cake is perfect the day after baking because the dough has time to become tender and the filling matures its taste.

➡️ The only problem with this poppy seed cake recipe is that it tastes too delicious and therefore disappears very quickly from the plate!

➡️ Enjoy baking German poppy cake recipes from scratch! For additional info, read more about poppy seed cake recipes here!

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