Last Saturday it was 50 years ago that the first men landed on the moon. You must have been living on Mars if you haven’t noticed. All the (social) media have been publishing many different stories on this Remembrance Day. On the radio, all songs were somehow connected to the topic moon. So I made this easy poppy seed cake connected to the moon.
The connection is Dutch. the Dutch word for poppy seeds is “maanzaad”, which means “moon seeds” if you translate it literally. So I decided to make this “lekker eenvoudige maanzaadcake” to remember 50 years men on the moon. The original inspiration comes from a German site einfacherezepte. However I must warn you, as this site contains more advertising than recipe.
easy poppy seed cake
- 250 gram fresh cheese eg quark
- 250 gram casted sugar
- 250 gram flour
- 200 gram poppy seeds
- 200 ml olive oil
- 1 package baking powder 15 gram
- 1 teaspoon rum essence
- 6 eggs
- 100 ml milk
- 200 gram icing sugar
- 20 gram butter
- 5 tablespoons lemon juice
- Separate the egg yolks and the white.
- Mix the flour with the baking powder and the poppy seeds.
- Beat the egg yolks with the sugar to a creamy mass.
- Add the olive oil, fresh cheese, milk and rum essence to the dough, while beating constantly.
- Add the flour and mix the dough until it is one creamy mass.
- Beat the eggwhite until stiff, and mix carefully under the dough.
- Grease a baking tray of 30×40 cm.
- Pour the dough in the baking tray and spread it evenly.
- Bake in a preheatet oven at 180°C during 30 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool down.
- For the icing, melt the butter and add the lemon juice and the icing sugar.
- Mix until the sugar has diluted completely.
- Spread the icing over the cake and let it cool down.
I like making surprising cakes. Two other examples I made recently and of which I am very proud are:
At the beginning of the article I mentioned that the radio was playing “songs of the moon” the whole day. I heard some really good songs from long time ago. Below you can listen to my personal favourite songs of the moon.