May 23, 2006

Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake




Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake


Cake:
1 package yellow cake mix (chocolate would probably also be great!)
1 15oz. can Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin - the plain pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling - if you have fresh pureed pumpkin instead, use 1-1/2 cups
3 eggs
2/3 cup orange juice
1/2 cup poppy seeds (I used WAY less, maybe a tablespoon at most)
Glaze (recipe below)



Preheat oven to 350º.


Combine cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, and orange juice in a large bowl and beat on low until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add poppy seeds and mix until blended. Pour into a greased and floured 12-cup bundt pan.


Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes, then invert onto wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with glaze.


Glaze:
Combine 1-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar with 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice. Stir until smooth.