Poppy Seed and Coconut Cake

Poppy Seed and Coconut Cake ~ Delicious moist cake with a White Chocolate filling and Icing #CakeRecipe #WhiteChocolateIcing #PartySnacks #TeaTimeTreats

It is most unusual for me to bake a full size cake, and to blog about it too ! But this Poppy Seed and Coconut Cake with a White Chocolate icing is just wonderful.

I wouldn’t call it a pretty cake, but it is also not your everyday cake. Poppy Seed Muffins, yes, but not a cake.

The cake is moist and the icing is not over-sugary, just a delicious white chocolate which is also the filling.

source;  Huisgenoot Wenresepte 5

1 Regular Size Cake



3 Eggs
1 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
1/2 cup Oil   {I use Sunflower Oil}
1 cup Plain Yoghurt
1/2 cup Poppy Seeds
1 cup Dessicated Coconut
1 cup Self-Raising Flour


200g White Chocolate, good eating quality, broken into pieces
1/2 cup Icing Sugar, sifted
1/3 cup Milk
3 TB Margarine
1 t Vanilla
1/2 cup Icing Sugar
Extra 1/2 cup Icing Sugar
Poppy Seeds, to decorate
Finely grated Chocolate, to decorate


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray 2 standard cake pans with cooking oil and line the bottoms with baking paper.
2.) Beat together the Eggs and Caster Sugar until creamy – add the Oil and Yoghurt – mix well – add the Poppy Seeds, Coconut and Flour – beat until well combined.
3.) Pour batter into the prepared pans and bake 30 – 35 minutes – remove from the oven, leave to cool in the pans for 5 minutes before turning the cake out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely. {the cake does not rise very high, it is normal}
4.) Melt together the White Chocolate, Icing Sugar and Milk – microwave on MEDIUM until the Chocolate has melted and is smooth { stir every minute }
5.) Stir in the Margarine and Vanilla – mix well – sift over the extra Icing Sugar and Mix again.
6.) Use the White Chocolate Icing to sandwich the two cake layers together – decorate with the remaining Icing, Poppy Seeds and grated Chocolate.

Poppy Seed and Coconut Cake ~ Delicious moist cake with a White Chocolate filling and Icing #CakeRecipe #WhiteChocolateIcing #PartySnacks #TeaTimeTreats
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