Who says we can’t have cake for breakfast? Certainly not Martha Stewart! The chef has been sharing all of her best cake recipes recently and trying them out for ourselves has become our new hobby (hey, when in lockdown — right?). First, we tried her Pumpkin-Spice Latte cake, then there was her impressive 18-layer wreath cake; in short, no one does cakes like Stewart. After all, she did write a book on Cake Perfection. Despite all of the incredible sweets we’ve seen, her newest concoction instantly won our hearts (and is our new breakfast food!): Orange-and-Poppy Seed Sheet Cake. Yep, we’ll take about four slices, please!

Stewart captioned her post, “Brighten up your afternoon with this citrusy, tangy sheet cake. The orange and poppy seed cake includes orange zest, sour cream, poppy seeds, and vanilla paste in the batter and orange juice in the luscious, easy icing. Trust us, you’re going to want more than one slice. Get the recipe at the link in our bio. 📷: @conpoulos_photographer.”


A post shared by Martha Stewart (@marthastewart)

Just a few days ago, Stewart shared another citrus treat that we fell in love with, and her latest dessert (and breakfast bite) is equally as promising. Having a bright bite like this is sure to leave us feeling light and ready to take on the day. We love that the chef uses poppy seeds in the cake and in the icing, because, can we really ever have enough?

While this recipe may take some time, the prep work is easy: just make sure to grab the unbleached all-purpose flour, orange zest, kosher salt, poppy seeds, orange juice, and more.

Get Martha Stewart’s Orange-and-Poppy-Seed Sheet Cake recipe online or in the Jan/Feb issue of Martha Stewart Living.

If you want to cook more this year, snag yourself Martha Stewart Living’s cookbook, Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes on Amazon if you want to treat yourself.

Related story

Martha Stewart Just Launched Her Own Amazon Store & These Are the Pieces We're Obsessed With