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Poppy Streuselkuchen with Pomegranate

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Poppy seed cake is a German classic and wildly popular throughout Germany. But even a classic can be spiced up a little. This poppy seed cake recipe with fresh pomegranate seeds is juicy, fruity, and nutty - everything that makes a good cake. It is worth every calorie and will definitely end up on the coffee table more often from now on. Instead of pomegranate, you can also use cherries, berries or stoned fruits.

Base & Streusel ToppingPoppy Filling
  • 300 g White spelt flour (German #630)
  • 50 g Whole-grain rye flour
  • 100 g Sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200 g Unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 Egg, medium
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp Hazelnuts, chopped
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 150 ml Heavy cream
  • 75 g Butter
  • 120 g Coconut sugar (or raw sugar)
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 200 g Poppy seeds, ground
  • 60 g Semolina
  • 2 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Rum
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 250 g Pomegranate seeds
  1. Mix the white spelt flour, whole rye flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add in cubed butter, egg and rub them into flour mixture with your hands, creating a crumbly mixture. Grease the base of a 24-26 cm springform pan or line with a baking paper. Reserve 1/2 cup streusel and transfer the remaining to the pan, gently pressing mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of the pan, about 4-5cm high. Chill the crust for about 30 minutes.
  2. Add cinnamon powder and chopped hazelnuts to the reserved streusel. Chill the topping as well until ready for use.
  3. For the filling, slowly bring the milk, cream, butter, coconut sugar, lemon zest and poppy seeds to a boil. Stir in the semolina and cook for 3 minutes, stirring, until the mixture thickens. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Stir in lemon juice, rum and egg yolks and leave to cool.
  4. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Prick the pastry base several times with a fork. Crumple up a sheet of baking paper, smooth it out again and place it on top of the pastry. Fill with dried beans or lentils or pie weights. Pre-bake the crust in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove the weights and bake for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Spread 1/3 of the poppy seed mixture on the base, top with half of the pomegranate seeds, spread the remaining poppy seed mixture on top. Top with remaining pomegranate seeds and sprinkle with streusel on top.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is golden, covering with a sheet of baking parchment after 30 minutes if necessary. Place the cake on a cooling rack and set aside for at least 2 hours to cool. Serve dusted with icing sugar or whipped cream if desired.

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foodtravelandwine 4/12/22 21:17

This kuchen looks fantastic!....I love the combination of poppy seeds with pomegranate!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Rainbow Evening 4/12/22 22:05

Never heard these words "Poppy Streuselkuchen," but love Pomegranate......
look tasteful...

Tom 4/12/22 22:41

...this looks like a yummy treat.

DEZMOND 4/12/22 23:30

As I said a few days ago I'd eat anything with rum!

Brian's Home Blog 4/12/22 23:47

Boy does that look totally wonderful!

Anonymous 5/12/22 01:19

It's Judee from Gluten Free A-Z blog- Another beautiful cake with amazing flavors. Who eats all these baked goods that you make? So lucky!

J.P. Alexander 5/12/22 01:29

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

kathyinozarks 5/12/22 01:45

what a beautiful dessert, thanks for sharing

My name is Erika. 5/12/22 01:59

This looks yummy. I like poppy seeds, but I have never seen nor had a poppy seed cake like this. Happy new week Angie.

Margaret D 5/12/22 05:49

That does look very nice.

Grace 5/12/22 06:29

Uy Angie! Que tentación!!
Esta torta es deliciosa!!
Mil gracias por compartir la receta y explicarnos como hacerla.
Tengas una buena y saludable semana!!

Lola Martínez 5/12/22 08:27

Ay Por favor! Que rico debe estar ese pastel! No me imagino nada mejor como postre o merienda.

Nancy Chan 5/12/22 09:49

Its a beautiful cake and I am sure it tastes delicious.

Anonymous 5/12/22 12:26

Hi Angie, for me this a completely different type of sweet and it looks as delicious as it is exotic. Bernadette,

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 5/12/22 13:11

I love baked things with poppy seeds, but I've never had a cake like that. Loving the addition of pomegranate and rum. It looks absolutely terrific!

Anonymous 5/12/22 15:12

Poppy seed pastries are such a traditional Christmas European treat! We usually baked them in rolls but the cake looks delightful.

Chef Mimi 5/12/22 16:18

This is fabulous! And a wonderful way to use pomegranate seeds.

tigerfish 5/12/22 17:19

Indeed, these fresh pomegranate seeds make the poppy seed cake pop! with vibrant color, taste and textures

The Happy Whisk 5/12/22 17:29

Grew up eating poppyseed treats. Love them.

speedy70 5/12/22 17:58

Grazie per questo ottimo dolce con la melagrana che adoro!!!

Anonymous 5/12/22 18:12

I can always count on you for inventive, mouthwatering treats, Angie! This looks absolutely divine!

Marcepanowy Kącik 5/12/22 19:52

Dziękuję za przepis. Chętnie zrobię takie ciasto.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 5/12/22 23:37

I love the pop of color from the pomegranate arils! Makes this kuchen so festive--- and I know it's delicious!!!

David 6/12/22 17:30

Angie, Very fancy and upscale looking dessert! I don't think that we've had anything with a poppy filling since we left the Chicago area. East Tennessee is pretty much an ethnic food desert. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Pam 6/12/22 20:13

GORGEOUS and delicious! Yum!

Sherry's Pickings 7/12/22 10:36

i love poppy seeds! would never have thought of adding pomegranate arils but i bet it's good.

Raymund 8/12/22 03:05

That looks amazing Angie

wattoote 9/12/22 19:04

waouhh mais ça doit être une tuerie

Gloria Baker 10/12/22 17:46

Looks wonderful and delicious dear Angie, Mery Christnas!!!

bread&salt 12/12/22 20:27

Looks very different. Our local pomegranates just coming the markets. I really want to try it.

Valentina 13/12/22 03:22

I've never had a classic poppy seed cake and it sounds amazing. Such a tasty collection of ingredients. And so pretty! :-) ~Valentina

Anonymous 13/12/22 19:28

Ooh my! This sounds a bit different. How brilliant for poppy seeds to be the star of the show for a change. I think I need to try this.
Choclette x

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 15/12/22 02:36

This sounds delicious. I love anything with poppy seeds.


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