Flourless Poppy Seed Cake


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Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

When I was first served this cake at a Jause by the charming Gerda Hofer, I was surprised by its almost black color. Dense with poppy seeds, without flour or starch of any kind, it’s a moist treat for poppy seed lovers.


  • 10 tablespoons ( sticks) unsalted butter, at cool room temperature
  • 5 large eggs, separated, at room temperature


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350°F. Lightly butter an 11½ X 8-inch baking dish.
  2. Beat the butter in a medium bowl with a handheld electri