Orange Marmalade Poppy Seed Cake

This Orange Marmalade Poppy Seed Cake is packed with citrus flavor and has a light, fluffy texture that is perfect anytime of the year or anytime of day (I might’ve had a slice for breakfast). An orange marmalade ribbon layers between the cake and offers an extra orange flavor. Not to mention the glaze full of orange zest.

Poppyseed and orange are two great flavor combinations. Adding a couple tablespoons of poppyseeds is enough to boost the cake flavor and give that poppyseed taste. Greek yogurt is also another ingredient in this cake that aids in the light cake texture. I also have Greek yogurt hanging around in my kitchen and it’s a great way to lighten up (literally and health wise) a cake.

This cake is a perfect way to cheer up someones day too. When my mom was in the hospital for surgery, I snuck this cake into her fridge and she ended up slicing it and putting it in her toaster for breakfast. I’ve also put a slice in the microwave for about 20 seconds and it was delicious – its so versatile!

Orange Marmalade Poppyseed Cake

Orange Marmalade Poppyseed Cake

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp poppyseed
  • 3 tbsp orange marmalade


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp orange juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and poppyseeds in a bowl. In a larger bowl whisk Greek yogurt, sugar and eggs together. Add the orange zest, vanilla extract.
  3. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
  4. Pour ½ – ¾ of the batter into the loaf pan and evenly dollop the orange marmalade on the batter. Top with remaining batter and bake for 45 – 55 minutes.
  5. While the cake is in the oven, mix the glaze together.
  6. Take the cake out and let cool. Top with glaze once cool.
  7. Cake can be refrigerated for up to 7 days. Enjoy!

If you make this Orange Marmalade Poppyseed Cake, please comment below and feel free to tag me on Instagram! I’d love to hear what you think about the recipe!

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