Orange Cake with Poppy Seeds and Kefir



  • 4 medium eggs
  • 100 grams margarine
  • 150 milliliters kefir (thick)
  • 1 package orange cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 baking chocolate (square)
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 1/2 Orange (zest, only the glaze)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F). In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, margarine and kefir.
  2. Add orange cake mix.
  3. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Beat for 5 minutes at maximum speed.
  5. Fold in poppy seeds.
  6. Pour batter into a silicone
  7. Bundt pan or a metal Bundt pan lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes.
  9. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  10. Carefully remove from pan, using a knife or a plastic spatula to detach the cake from sides of pan.
  11. Coarsely chop chocolate. Heat chocolate and cream in a water-bath or in the microwave until chocolate is melted.
  12. Tip: If melting in microwave, heat for 30 seconds at a time, to prevent chocolate from overheating and burning.
  13. Stir well and cook for 30 seconds more, if needed.
  14. Pour chocolate mixture over cake and garnish with orange zest.
  15. For a moist cake, drizzle with the juice of 1 orange immediately after removing from oven.
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