Airfryer Orange & Poppy Seed Pound Cake

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A yummy cake for afternoon tea is always the best.

It doesn’t matter what it is for as long as it is yummy and also quick to make.

This airfryer cake is exactly what you need and it is indeed extremely quick to bake!

Orange & Poppy Seed Pound Cake with super orangey icing and fresh oranges.

Orange & Poppy Seed Pound Cake with super orangey icing and fresh oranges.

 

Download the PDF Recipe Card to make this yummy Orange & Poppy Seed Pound Cake 

I was looking online for something different to give people rather than the traditional fruit cake. I love orange and poppy seed and thought it would make a nice gift.

After looking online, I came across this recipe from BakerbyNature.com and had to give it a go.

Orange & Poppy Seed Pound Cake all cut and ready to eat. YUMMY!

Orange & Poppy Seed Pound Cake all cut and ready to eat. YUMMY!

 

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup full-fat Greek yogurt (I didn’t have Greek yoghurt and used Jalna Vanilla Yoghurt)
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large organic orange, zested and juiced; divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup olive oil
My finished and very orangey, Orange & Poppy Seed Pound Cake.

My finished and very orangey, Orange & Poppy Seed Pound Cake.

Method

  • In the original, by Baker by Nature, it wanted to separate all ingredients and then add them with the wet and combine after having the orange be fragrant with the sugar.
  • I started off with the sugar and added the orange zest and then added all ingredients in one bowl.
  • Grease a pan and then pour in your cake mixture.
  • If you are making it in an oven you need it to be on about 180°C
  • The original recipe was from America and therefore had the temperature at 350 °F which equates to 176°C.
  • The timing of cooking this cake was listed at 50-55 minutes. Check if the top of the cake is golden and if your cake tester (skewer or knife like I use) comes out clean, then the cake is done.
  • I cooked this cake in the airfryer. It was on for 180°C for 28 minutes and it came out perfect.

 

 

Orange & Poppy Seed Pound Cake all ready for afternoon tea... would you love a slice now?

Orange & Poppy Seed Pound Cake all ready for afternoon tea… would you love a slice now?

Orange Icing

I did my own version of the icing and added more orange to make it really pack a punch of orange.

  • 1 cup and half of icing sugar
  • 2 oranges using the zest and juice as well
  • Mix together and then you have some wonderfully orange icing

Wait for cake to cool before icing and if you are gifting it is a good idea to ice the cake before gifting.

Serve with ice cream or cream if you wish, or just have the cake while warm on its own.

This cake is perfect to slice up and gift in a hamper or make for a special occassion.   Stay tuned for more fab recipes in the Philips XXL Airfryer.

 

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