Poppy Seed Cake of Hajdusag

Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Cake from Tartine.

Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Cake from Tartine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Interesting enough, I never knew that poppy-seed cake is specifically associated with a certain region of Hungary.  In the old Hungarian cook book I’ve referred to in my last two recipe postings, it seems that North-Eastern Hungary and Hajdusag has their own version.  Take a peak….“Poppy Seed Cake of Hajdusag”


  • 5 eggs
  • 5.25 oz. ground walnut
  • 5.25 oz. butter
  • home-made apricot jam (lekvar)
  • 5.25 oz. confectioner’s sugar
  • 5.25 oz. poppy-seed
  • 1/2 lemon peel
  • 2.8 oz. bitter chocolate


Beat butter with 1/3 of sugar until foamy, add egg yolk and mix well.  Add ground walnuts, poppy-seed and grated lemon peel.  Whip foam from remainder of sugar and egg white, mix with the above ingredients, but carefully, making sure the paste is not broken.  Pour into buttered cake mold sprinkled with flour.  Bake for about an hour on low heat (325 degree’s), then remove mold, cut into three-four slices and fill with apricot jam.  Decorate with grated chocolate, and enjoy. ~Kat


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6 Responses to Poppy Seed Cake of Hajdusag

  1. This looks incredible, absolutely incredible! I keep looking at it!!!!!!!

  2. c’mon lady:) there is not enough poppy-seed 🙂 we DO like when they stuck on our teeth 🙂

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