Wholesome Cake for Nutrition Max – Energy Bomb Poppy Seeds

Enjoy a delicious cake that is full of almost everything in your kitchen cabinet. Literally, we came up with this recipe as a joke. However, it developed into a yummy and nutritious formula over the years. The basic idea was to put all the ingredients that we can use with a cake batter in the same recipe. In other words, the motto was to put anything edible on the cake better unless it is salty! Once we figured out that it was delicious and nutritious, we omitted a few of them to come up with the final version. Now, it is a classic at our place!

I balance the fat level in this recipe with half olive oil and half butter mixture. Adding olive oil helps to improve the texture inside. Note that we peel the skin of the orange, but we do not throw it away. Instead, we dice it and into the batter. Also, you can use honey or other syrup instead of the sugar in the recipe. In order to replace the sugar, add about 1 ½ honey. Up to 1 cup, we use the same amount of sugar or honey. However, we decrease the honey after one cup since it is sweeter than sugar. Note that adding honey will make the cake moister. So, you must also decrease the milk by about ¼ cup to compensate.

Wholesome cake recipe

If I am going to eat some guilty food, then let it be the wholesome cake with poppy seeds. You get to consume some vital ingredients such as polyphenol loaded pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, and diabetes fighter cinnamon. Note that you can replace the milk in this recipe with a nondairy version of your choice.

Wholesome Cake for Nutrition Max – Energy Bomb Poppy Seeds

Recipe by OzgurCourse: Dessert, CakesCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 3 large size eggs

  • 2 cups granulated sugar (or 1 ½ cup honey)

  • 1 cup milk (or soy milk) (decrease by 1/4 cup if using honey in place of sugar)

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1/2 cup pecans, crushed

  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, crushed

  • 1/4 cup almonds, crushed

  • 2 ½ tablespoons wheat starch

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 orange, peel the skin and squeeze the juice

  • 1 lemon, peel the skin and squeeze the juice

  • 2-3 tablespoons poppy seeds


  • Put the eggs and sugar into a medium size bowl and blend well until the mixture becomes foamy.add sugar to pan
  • Add the milk and orange juice gradually and continue to mix on slow speed.
  • Add the olive oil gradually and continue to mix on slow speed.
  • Add the butter and continue to mix on slow speed.
  • Add the cinnamon, turmeric powder, diced orange and lemon peels, and coconut flakes in the bowl.
  • Add the crushed pecans, hazelnuts, and almonds.add crushed pecans to cake batter
  • Add the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, wheat starch, baking powder, and salt)
  • Add the vanilla extract and mix on slow speed for about a minute.
  • Spread butter on the cake pan to prevent the batter from sticking.spread butter all over the cake pan
  • Add poppy seeds on the buttered pan.add poppy seeds at the bottom of the cake pan
  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  • Transfer the cake batter into the pan.Pouring the cake batter into pan
  • Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes.cake batter
  • Let the cake cool on a wire tray before slicing.


  • If you want, you can decorate the cake with confectioner’s sugar or add your favorite frosting.
  • You can store the wholesome poppy seed cake inside an airtight container for about 4-5 days. Make sure to store in the fridge when you add icing.

Who invented cakes?

It is really difficult to figure out who made the first cake. However, most historians believe that cakes were part of ancient Egyptian cuisine. It was customary for them to bake sweet batters with honey. I think we can all agree that whoever invented the cakes made this world a happier place!


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