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Positano Orange Poppy Cake

Indulge in the vibrant flavours of the Positano orange poppy cake, a treat that encapsulates the essence of the picturesque Amalfi Coast by our friend Gina Seligsohn, dietician and nutritionist. This creation blends the zest of sun-kissed oranges with the subtle crunch of poppyseeds, echoing the spirit of the Mediterranean. Each bite is a reminiscent journey to the terraced hillsides, exuding the essence of the Italian seaside with every forkful. 

Serves a whole party, 1 & 1/4 hours to make and bake.


  •  1 cup plain flour
  • 1.5 cup almond meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp poppyseed
  • zest of 1 orange
  • juice from 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk


  • 250g cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Press play on your Amalfi Coast retreat radio
  2. Combine all cake ingredients in a bowl, pour into lined tin and bake for 50 minutes at 180 degrees.
  3. In the meantime, whisk the icing ingredients together until smooth with a few chunks.
  4. Leave the cake to cool before icing and sprinkle extra poppyseeds, orange zest and orange slices.


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