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Poppy and Prune Cake (‘Mohnkuchen’) [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Baked goods with poppy seeds are wildly popular in Germany and Austria, but a good Mohnkuchen (poppy cake) is very hard to find anywhere outside the European borders. This poppy and prune cake is inspired by those beautiful desserts – it's chocolatey, fruity, moist, and a little nutty. Cover the cake in an elegant chocolate ganache frosting and you have a spectacular dessert on your hands!

Poppy and Prune Cake ('Mohnkuchen') [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan


  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds, ground
  • Scant 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds mixed with 3 teaspoons water, soaked for five minutes
  • Scant 3/4 cup prunes, pitted
  • Scant 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons sprouted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste
  • 5 tablespoons rum
  • 4 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon
  • 5 tablespoons raisins
  • Your favorite chocolate frosting recipe, to coat


  1. Grind poppy seeds in a high-speed food processor until they become a fine paste. Add almond milk, vanilla essence, raisins, rum, molasses, spices and let set in fridge overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 356°F.
  3. Fold the pre-soaked chia eggs into poppy seed mixture.
  4. Grind walnuts and pitted prunes in a mixer and add to poppy/egg dough.
  5. Mix together flour and baking powder and fold into remaining ingredients.
  6. Bake in a greased baking dish for 30-40 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
  7. Let cool and coat with chocolate frosting.


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Hi, I am Judy. Food is one of my greatest passions and I love how it magically connects people.With my blog, Heart to Plate I want to give inspiration and awareness for simple, but healthy whole foods and a holistic lifestyle that nourishes body and spirit. It’s important to me to have fun in the kitchen, experiment and always eat with joy and gratitude.



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6 comments on “Poppy and Prune Cake (‘Mohnkuchen’) [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Le Trang
6 Months Ago

I can't have alcohol, is the rum absolutely necessary?!?

Robert Vega
6 Months Ago

1 slice can raise diabetic sugar rush up to 250 +/- points for diabetics...is it really worth it...try a spearmint candy instead...its better

Christina Cure
6 Months Ago

In desperate need of a piece, send some

Razin Sazzad
6 Months Ago

hey ladies plz read the following message plz im very lonely ive been single all my life nobody ever loved me is anyone here to love me & settle down with me ? this is serious add me if u trust me enough to be my soul mate

Archaeopteryx Winter
6 Months Ago

Kellie Flower

Kellie Flower
04 Nov 2015

Thanks for the tag!!!!!! Mmmmmmmm :)

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