Makowiec is one of the most important, typical and tasty Polish cakes.
In this cake poppy seeds are placed in between layers of dough which gives makowiec its characteristic looks. While poppy seeds are the most important ingredient, reflected in the cake's name (“mak” means poppy in Polish), several other ingredients determine the cake’s character too. Raisins, almonds, honey (contained in the dough), orange peel and sometimes walnuts contribute to makowiec's tastiness. Ideally makowiec should not be too sweet.
Poppy seed flavor combiend with almond and orange notes make the cake seem rather light to the taste. It’s a great thing to enjoy with a cup or coffe. Makowiec is also one of Polish traditional Christmas cakes. You should definitely try it, if you haven’t yet!