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Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

User Rating 4 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
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Adding fresh lemon to the recipe for Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake makes all the difference.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


  • One 18-1/4 ounce Yellow Cake Mix
  • One 4-serving size Instant Lemon Pudding Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a Bundt pan. Combine dry cake mix and dry pudding mix. Add eggs, water and oil and stir until well blended. Stir in poppy seeds, lemon zest and juice. Pour mix into Bundt pan. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees F. If top of cake looks wet after that time, turn oven off and let it bake a few more minutes. Remove cake from oven and let it cool at room temperature for 15-20 minutes, then invert into serving plate. When completely cool, sift powdered sugar over the top, OR make a simple glaze and let it dribble over the cake.
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 1 out of 5
Not a recipe, Member EinnaD

This isn't a recipe; it's a shopping list of instance mix puddings, and not easily accessible for those of us outside of America or who dislike overtly processed foods. I make my own cakes to get away from the rubbish put into instant mixes, not to incorporate the problem into my solution! No impressed!

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