Decadent Chocolate Poppy Seed Layer Cake

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Halloween is upon us and I’ve made a devilishly decadent chocolate cake! This recipe is a variation on a family recipe that I made – “Grandma’s Poppy Seed Cake”. Delicious chocolate ganache buttercream between layers of a dense poppy seed cake make for the perfect Halloween treat.

 

Chocolate Poppy Seed Layer Cake

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 300mL almond milk
  • 1 Tblsp espresso
  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 can (12.5 oz) Solo poppy seed pastry filling

Frosting:

  • 1 1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 stick (1 cup) softened butter
  • 2/3 milk
  • dry poppy seeds to top

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar until light and frothy. Then add the olive oil and espresso.
  4. Alternating the flour mixture and almond milk in thirds, add to the egg batter.
  5. Add the poppyseed filling and stir into the batter.
  6. Pour in equal parts into two 9″ round pans, greased and floured.
  7. Bake for approx. 30mins. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  8. Cut off the rounded tops of the cake so that you get two flat pieces.
  9. For the frosting, beat together the butter cocoa powder, powdered sugar and milk until creamy.
  10. Spread the chocolate frosting between the two cake layers, and on top. Sprinkle with dried poppy seeds to finish!

 

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Elizabeth

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