Poppy Seed Pudding Diana

Recipe For Poppy Seed Pudding Diana

Not everyone likes poppy seeds, but if you do, you will love this Poppy Seed Pudding. It would make a delicious dessert for a special dinner.

This pudding recipe evolved in my own kitchen – that’s why I named it Poppy Seed Pudding Diana – a delicious and unusual pudding.

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Poppy Seed Pudding Diana

I developed a lasting interest in cooking when working in, and helping to run, a restaurant in the 1960’s

It wasn’t a fancy restaurant, maybe more of a cafe really, where the emphasis was on simple home-style food, and as a result of that experience, I became adept at creating simple easy recipes, using the sort of ingredients you might have around the home,

Ingredients For Poppy Seed Pudding Diana –

Assemble the Poppyseed Pudding Diana Ingredients before you start


  • Poppy Seed Pudding Diana
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • ¾ cup Plain Flour
  • ½ teaspoonful of Baking Soda
  • 4 tablespoons of Water
  • 1½ teaspoonsful of Mixed Spice
  • (or mix your own:
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoonful of Lemon Juice
  • ¼ teaspoonful of salt
  • Optional: Philadelphia Cream Cheese (or other cream cheese)
  • Tin of Poppy Seeds Cake Mixture (get these from a Continental or Polish store)

Equipment for making Poppy Seed Pudding Diana

– The main utensil is a low sided large baking sheet

– Greaseproof paper or silver foil

– Electric Hand-Mixer

– Mixing bowl

 Method for Making Poppy Seed Pudding Diana – Your Poppy Seed Pudding Diana Will be ready in 25 Minutes

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Instructions for Making Poppy Seed Pudding Diana

It’s so easy –

  •  Blend the sugar and eggs in a bowl for 5 minutes (until creamy and frothy)
  • Mix the Flour, baking powder, spice and salt together, then gradually add them to the sugar and egg mixture. Add the water and salt and blend all together.
  • Pour in the mixture and spread evenly
  • Bake in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes, until the mixture is springy to the touch
  • Remove from oven and separate the cake from the paper or foil with a knife or fish lift
  • Spread the poppy seed mix on the top and then put blobs of cream cheese on top
  • Cut into slices and either leave to cool or serve immediately with cream or ice cream.

YouTube video poppy seed recipe – This one seems to be popular: I’m planning to follow it myself

What do you do When Your Recipe Goes Wrong?

What would you do if your cake turned out wrong?Are you the kind of person who would simply cut your losses and chuck the whole lot in the bin, or would you salvage what you can, and be creative?

I personally like to see what can be rescued, and whether I can still make something nice out of it.

I’ll let you into a little secret: I developed my recipe for Poppy Seed Pudding Diana when I rescued a cooking disaster and turned it into something spectacular -follow this link to the story of how it evolved – Poppy Seed Pudding – How a Recipe Was Born

So what would you do? 

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