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Orange Poppy Seed Loaf

Classic poppy seed loaf gets a welcome twist with fresh orange juice for a bright citrus note.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Tropicana Pure Premium® Orange Juice
  • 1 cup (250 mL) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) plain 2% yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) all‑purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • Glaze:
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) Tropicana® Pure Premium Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla
How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Line 9‑ x 5‑inch (2 L) loaf pan or grease well.
  2. In large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until blended. In separate bowl, stir orange juice with yogurt.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk together all‑purpose flour, whole wheat flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture alternately with orange juice mixture.
  4. Scrape into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 65 to 75 minutes or until tester inserted into centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool completely.
  5. Glaze: Stir together orange juice, icing sugar and vanilla. Drizzle over loaf; let stand for 15 minutes.
  6. Tip: Garnish the cake with candied orange peel on top if desired.

Nutrition
Serving Size: 96 g
Amount per serving% Daily Value
Calories 340
Calories from Fat150
Total Fat 17 g26 %
Saturated Fat10 g50 %
Trans Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol 90 mg30 %
Sodium 170 mg7 %
Total Carbohydrate 43 g14 %
Dietary Fiber1 g14 %
Sugars 28 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 10 %
Vitamin C 4 %
Calcium 8 %
Iron 8 %