Tuesday, January 8, 2019

TWD - Saint-Pierre Poppy Seed Cake

The first Tuesday with Dorie - Baking Chez Moi recipe for this year is Saint-Pierre Poppy Seed Cake.  The cake is named after a cafĂ© where Dorie's husband and his friend found a poppy seed cake that they loved and asked Dorie to replicate.

The cake is flavoured, not only with poppy seeds, but also with orange zest and juice, making it tender and moist.

Dorie says the cake should have a rustic split on top - mine did not:   

I don't think the absence of a split mattered at all, and the cake tasted quite good, regardless.

This cake is meant to be served plain.  I enjoyed it that way, and the cake is not overly sweet, which is more to my taste these days.

If you are a fan of poppy seed cake, you are likely to enjoy this one.

To see what the other Dorie bakers made and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.


  1. I love this sort of cake! It looks very nice and moist inside :D

  2. Yours looks lovely! And I agree - loved that it wasn't too sweet!

  3. I love poppyseed cake - esp with orange flavouring - and it has a nice history with her recreating it for her husband

  4. This was an easy one and must love poppy seeds for this one. Happy New Year.

  5. Poppy seed cake is always wonderful. My good friend had a wonderful lemon-poppyseed cake recipe, and for years when I wanted some I would just invite her for dinner and she would volunteer to bring it for dessert. So I've never made it myself.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

    1. I have only previously tried the bought variety which never really grabbed me. This version of poppyseed cake changed my mind.

  6. looks good- i’d like a slice for breakfast right now!

  7. I love poppyseed cake and like that this one is not so sweet. It sounds delicious and since it's Dorie's recipe, know it has to be good. Thanks!

  8. Your cake looks wonderful! I would love a slice of it now.

  9. Yours looks great...I also didn't get the crack down the middle haha! I agree, I don't think it mattered...it tasted just fine!