Monday, December 31, 2012

Coconut Poppy Seed Coffee Cake

This is the last post of mine for this year and this bake-a-thon 2012. With too many baked goods in the house due to this bake-a-thon, it was a challenge not to make too many so that there is always something on the counter. I wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 and may all be safe, healthy and kind. Enjoy this virtual treat of Coconut Poppy Seed coffee cake and bid 2012 a good bye.
One Year Back -  Savory Apple Onion Galette with yeast
Two years back - Cake Decorating Basics - Part 10
Three Years Back - Rave Unde (Rava Laddoo)

Adapted barely from Perfect light desserts by Nick Malgieri and David Joachim  (makes one 9" round cake)
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Poppy seeds - 1/4 cup
Sweetened flaked coconut - 3/4 cup
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Eggs - 3 large
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Oil - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Yogurt - 1 cup
Vanilla - 1 tsp (It was not in the original recipe)

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9" round cake pan. Set aside. In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, poppy seeds and flaked coconut. Set aside. In another bowl, beat eggs, sugar and oil together till well incorporated. Add the dry ingredients alternating with yogurt starting and ending with flour mixture. Add vanilla and beat one more time. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on the wire rack for 10 minutes and then turn it on to the wire rack to cool completely. This is not a very sweet cake and goes very well with some milk or coffee.

I made 1/3rd of the recipe and baked in 4" ramekins to get two small cakes as seen in the picture.

Check out what my friends are baking -  Preethi, Veena, Priya, SrivalliSumana and Jayasri. Thank you ladies for sharing my obsession for baking and baking with me the whole month.
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  1. Happy New Year Champa! Good one... haven't baked anything with poppy seeds yet... must try...

  2. looks so tempting dear...
    Wishing you and your family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year:)

  3. Happy New year Champa..cake looks good..wish I had a look at the inner texture..sounds was a wonderful challenge and fun to do..

  4. Happy New Year Champa! Wish you too a very Happy, Peaceful and healthy year:-)

  5. love this one Champa!!!! can we use flax seed meal for egg substitute?
    Ongoing Event - SYF&HWS - Ginger

  6. Happy new year to you n your family...perfectly baked cake...yummm

  7. Happy new year wishes to you Champa, cant take my eyes from ur coffee cake, coconut and poppy seeds, am loving this combo.

  8. Wish you a Very Happy New Year..a delicious coffee cake to bring in the New Year!


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