300g slightly salted butter, softened
To make the caramel sauce, put the butter, golden syrup and caster sugar into a medium pan and stir over a low heat until melted and smooth. Meanwhile, in another pan or in the microwave, heat the cream until it’s almost boiling, then leave to cool.
For the filling:
Make the sponges. Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or use a hand-held electric whisk). Quickly whisk in half the sugar to make a stiff, glossy meringue. Set aside.
Add the walnut halves to the remaining quarter of caramel in the pan, and stir to coat. Using a fork, carefully remove the nuts from the pan and set them on the baking sheet, to one side of the caramel. Leave to set.
Make the filling. Tip the walnut pieces into a baking dish and toast them in the oven for about 10 minutes, until golden. Leave to cool. Put the stoned prunes into the bowl of a food processor and blitz to a thick purée. Add the walnut and blitz briefly to chop until medium-fine. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
Chop the pecans with a food processor or knife (they are very soft) and mix very carefully into the egg whites.
For who I would recommend this cake? For those, who really enjoy the crispiness of meringue and love sweet buttercream.
Whip the soft, room temperature butter until fluffy, add the caramelized sweetened condensed milk at room temperature spoon by spoon, and whisk well. Stir in coffee (make sure its temperature is similar to butter and caramelized sweetened condensed milk).
How to make caramel buttercream?
Am I going to bake this cake once more? Definitely yes it will be a perfect one for the upcoming birthdays!
Inspirations taken from „Baking Secrets“ ir „Sonatinos receptai“.
Sprinkle one layer of poppy biscuit with sugar syrup. Apply the cream. Apply a layer of meringue, and apply the cream again. Put the poppy biscuit again, sprinkle, apply the cream, add the meringue layer. Spread the whole cake with cream. Keep in the refrigerator.
How to make sugar syrup?
Two layers of crunchy meringue, a little poppy seeds, and caramel buttercream. This is the definition of this delicious cake. Give it a try!
Draw two circles of 18 cm in diameter on the baking paper or draw around a baking tin (used for the poppy seed cake) and spread the egg whites in an even layer. Bake in a preheated oven to 100 degrees until the meringue is easily removed from the baking paper (an hour or even two, three). After switching off the oven, open the door and leave it there until the oven has cooled down completely.
1. Combine 1 c. milk and 1/2 c. poppy seeds. Allow poppy seeds to soften overnight in the refrigerator.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3. Cream crisco, sugar, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl.
4. Add baking powder and flour alternatively with poppy seed/milk mixture and remainder of milk.
5. In a separate smaller bowl, whip the egg whites on high until they stiffen and form peaks.
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6. Next, gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter, just until blended.
7. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 cake pan.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until top begins turning a golden brown.
Also straight from my great-grandma’s recipe box, this cake takes me straight back to my childhood with just one taste! So moist and delicious, I must confess…I can never just eat one piece. In addition to being sensational, I also love this Homemade Poppy Seed Cake because it really is easy to make. I can’t wait for you to experience the amazing combination of of this mouth-water cake and my Creamy Caramel Frosting!
Homemade Poppy Seed Cake Ingredients:
1 3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. poppy seeds
1/2 c. crisco
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 c. flour
4 egg whites
A few months ago, I shared a delicious family recipe with you for my Creamy Caramel Frosting. I can still see my Great-Grandma Olga whipping it up while I waited impatiently to get a taste. This yummy frosting is a perfect addition to so many things, but I truly believe it was meant to be enjoyed with this Homemade Poppy Seed Cake! She was known for this killer combination and many expected her to serve it at every special occassion.
Love this recipe? Then you have to head on over to check out one of my other favorites! This Scoop of Heaven Trifle will impress your guests and have everyone running back for more!