Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside. Beat cream cheese, butter and 1 cup of the granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, beating well after each addition. Add poppy seed and orange zest; mix well.
Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently stir into cream cheese mixture. Pour into greased 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan.
Bake 50 min. or until wooden pick inserted near center of cake comes out clean. Combine remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the liqueur and orange juice in small saucepan; cook on low heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Prick hot cake several times with fork. Pour syrup over cake; cool 10 min. Loosen cake from side of pan with spatula or knife. Invert cake onto wire rack; gently remove pan. Cool cake completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Transfer to serving plate. Garnish with quartered orange slices, if desired.
You'll know it's a special occasion when you enjoy a serving of this cake.
Prepare as directed, omitting orange-flavored liqueur and increasing orange juice to 1/2 cup.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 16 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.