My Easiest Cake Recipe (Family Favorite) | Claire Saffitz | Dessert Person

In this episode of Dessert Person, Claire Saffitz makes her easiest cake recipe. If there is one recipe nearest and dearest to Claire’s heart, it’s this one for simple Poppy Seed Almond Cake. It’s been a Saffitz family favorite for decades, and still the easiest and most perfect cake Claire knows how to make. It’s proof of the truism that simple is often the best, but try it and see for yourself. It’s too good not to become a favorite in your family.

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Special Equipment:
Stand or hand mixer, 12-cup
Bundt pan


Neutral oil and all-purpose flour for the pan
2 1/3 cups granulated sugar (16.4 oz/ 465g)
2 tablespoons poppy seeds (0.6 oz / 17g)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (0.21 oz / 6g)
1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt (0.11 oz / 3g)
3 cups all-purpose flour (13.8oz / 390g)
1 1/2 cups whole milk (12.7oz / 360g)
1 1/3 cups neutral oil, such as vegetable or grapeseed (10.2 oz/ 288g)
3 large eggs (4.3 oz / 150g)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

3/4 cup powdered sugar (3.2 oz /90g)
1/4 cup orange juice (2 oz / 57g)
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Video Breakdown:
0:00 Start
0:31 Intro to Poppy Seed Almond Cake
1:12 Show Intro / Animation
1:30 Poppy Seed Almond Cake Recipe
2:01 Special Equipment / Ingredients
4:00 Mix The Batter
6:52 Make The Glaze
8:01 Glaze The Cake
8:05 Felix Cameo
10:14 Taste / Wrap

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Photographer: Alex Lau
Food Stylist: Sue Li
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Video Series:
Producer/Director: Vincent Cross
Camera Operator: Calvin Robertson
Sound Engineer/Music: Michael Guggino
Editor: Brooke Shuman

Animation Credits:
Character Designer/Animator: Jack Sherry
Character Rigger: Johara Dutton
Background/Prop Designer: M. Cody Wiley
Background Illustrator: Jagriti Khirwar


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