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Chocolate Glazed Orange Poppy Seed Cake recipe

Cake-mix-easy, orange-scented chocolatecake laced with poppy seeds and drizzled with an orange liqueur-kissedchocolate glaze.

Recipe: Chocolate GlazedOrange Poppy Seed Cake

Cake:1 (18.25-ounce) package orange or yellowcake mix
1/3 cup poppy seed
1/3 cup milk
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
Chocolate Orange Glaze:2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur (optional)
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

  • Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Greaseand flour 12 cup Bundt pan or 10-inch tube pan.
  • For Cake: Combine cake mix, poppy seed,milk, eggs, sour cream and orange peel in large bowl; beat untilwell blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes; removefrom pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • For Chocolate Orange Glaze: Melt butterin small saucepan over medium heat. With whisk, stir in cocoaand water until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat;stir in liqueur, if desired, orange extract and 1 1/4 cups powderedsugar. Whisk until smooth.
  • If glaze is too thin, whisk in remaining1/4 cup powdered sugar. Use immediately.; spoon over cake, allowingglaze to run down sides.

    Makes 12 servings.

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