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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 :



  • 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
11 Months Ago

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

Robert Vega
11 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
11 Months Ago

In desperate need of a piece, send some

Razin Sazzad
11 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
11 Months Ago

Kellie Flower

Kellie Flower
04 Nov 2015

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

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