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Caraway Seed Cake Surprises, Delights & Treats Us©

Caraway Seed Cake Surprises, Delights & Treats Us©

By Arlene Wright-Correll

We all know the many uses of Caraway Seeds. 

Besides putting them in Breads, Caraway seeds can be freshen breath and its essential oil is found in many mouthwashes, toothpastes and chewing gums. It is used in several liquor recipes and to improve the flavor of various complementary herbal combinations.

Many of us know about using them in pickling, salad dressing, sauerkraut, cold slaw or cabbage salad, and I especially love them in rye bread, but how about a cake?

Here is one of Home Farm Herbery's Favorite Caraway Seed Cake





A hint of citrus added to a traditional seed cake.


3 cups sifted unbleached flour,

2 ½ teaspoons double acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter or shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seed
1 tablespoon aniseed


Grease and flour 10-inch tube cake. Sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Blend together butter or shortening and sugar, creaming well. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat 1 minute after each. Blend in orange and lemon rind; mix thoroughly. Measure milk; add alternately with the dry ingredients to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Blend thoroughly after each addition.

Spread one-fourth of batter in 10-inch tube pan, well greased and lightly floured on bottom only. Sprinkle with caraway seeds. Alternate remaining batter with poppy seed and aniseed, ending with batter on top. Bake at 350 degrees F 75 to 80 minutes. Let cool in pan 15 minutes before turning out. Frost while slightly warm.

Fruit Juice Glaze:

Combine 1 ¼ cups sifted confectioners’ sugar, 3 tablespoons orange juice or lemon juice. Beat until well blended

May the Creative Force be with you,

Arlene Wright-Correll

Home Farm Herbery LLC

3,175 - 76 - 0 - US


About the Author & Artist. Arlene Wright-Correll (1935- ___), Spent most of her adult life as a mother and an International real estate broker and is now popular American award winning Artist, published author, columnist, & is the resident art instructor for Avalon Stained Glass School, at the age of 68, decided to pick up her paint brushes again after 54 years and paint.  She is a cancer and stroke survivor who is able to strive forward each and everyday to welcome the beauty of this small planet.  She also is a China & Porcelain painter, Sandblasting & Etching, Stained Glass & fused glass Artisan. She is one of the six KY Artists who worked 6 months to create the dolls for Journey Jots in 2006 and a Smithsonian Institute art exhibit in 2008. Her published books can be found here . She is also a featured writer for and teaches Art Vacation Holidays at Avalon Stained Glass School and Creativity Center. She currently grows many herbs, flowers and vegetables at Home Farm Herbery and has created almost 400 seasoning, teas and preserves heirloom seeds all of which she sells and gives 100% of her proceeds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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