Monday, March 1, 2010

Glazed Poppy Seed Cake

I had the opportunity to go to a cooking party the other night and this cake was served.  It was absolutely fabulous.  The recipe can be found on several blogspots (here and here to name a few).  The only conversion I had to make was switch out the cake mix for a Betty Crocker GF yellow cake mix.  This is something I would be proud to bring to any function and know that it tastes great and presents itself very well.

Glazed Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

1 yellow cake mix (Betty Crocker GF)
1 (3.5 oz) box of instant vanilla pudding
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup pineapple or orange juice (I used pineapple)
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs

Mix yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding and poppy seeds. Add juice, oil, and sour cream and mix. Add 4 eggs one at a time, mix well.
Pour batter into a sprayed bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes (don't over bake).

When the cake is about 10 minutes from being done start the glaze.

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup butter (1 cube)

Bring ingredients to a boil and keep bubbling until ready to pour over cake. You can either pour the glaze over the cake while it is in the pan or turn the cake out onto a cooling rack and pour the glaze over the cake that way. It is really like syrup that soaks in.