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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

July 20, 2013Teresa

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is a spectacular cake. It has a strong lemon essence in both the batter and the glaze. I’ve baked Lemon Poppy Seed Cake for desserts as well as for a breakfast coffee cake. The flavors can’t be beat–especially if you enjoy lemon and poppy seeds.

It has a wonderful texture, and each bite is moist and flavorful. I made this up a couple of weeks ago and put it in the freezer. Then I pulled it out the following week to share with our Vacation Bible School teachers and workers. I make up snacks (some healthy and some not so healthy 🙂 that they can enjoy. They usually need a snack break from three very demanding hours working with young kids.

Years ago I found this quick and easy recipe either in a magazine or on the back of a box. I have been making it ever since. Unfortunately, I can’t remember where I actually found the recipe to give proper attribution. I’ve had it since the late 70s or early 80s, though.

It’s a luscious coffee cake-type bundt cake filled with a wonderful lemony taste. It’s so easy because you start with a lemon cake mix and lemon gelatin. Poppy seeds fill the batter. Then you can leave the cake plain (which I’ve done most of the time because it is plenty sweet enough without a glaze). Or you can ice it with a lemon-powdered sugar glaze (which I have done here).

If you’re in the mood for a luscious lemony bundt cake with poppy seeds then let me recommend this delicious cake. You’ll love the easiness of the recipe and the wonderful outcome. It’s a great cake for company, or to serve for special occasions and brunches. This lovely cake is not only attractive to look at but fabulous to the taste buds! (I’ve had a few desserts over the years that looked a whole lot prettier than they tasted. This isn’t one of them!) Lemon Poppy Seed Cake delivers on taste, texture, and appearance!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is one of the best lemon cakes and best poppy seed cakes I’ve ever tasted.

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Yum, this cake is scrumptious!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is moist and delicious. If you like a nice lemony flavor, this cake sure provides it! Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is a great coffee cake for breakfast, brunch or special occasions

Here’s what I did.

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Place one box of lemon supreme cake mix in a large mixing bowl. Add a box of lemon gelatin and eggs. 

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Add canola oil, cream or half-and-half. (This makes the cake richer than just using water.) Add lemon juice and poppy seeds. Mix ingredients with a wooden spoon until combined. 

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Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan. Add cake batter.

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Bake 45 minutes at 350 or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. This is one of the few bundt cakes that actually cooks in less than an hour!

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Cool cake completely. Invert onto serving plate. 

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Make lemon glaze: Pour powdered sugar into a bowl. Add lemon juice. Add water – just enough to get  a spreading consistency. Don’t use too much or the icing will become thin and dissolve into the cake rather than lay on top of the cake like a glaze. 

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Whisk the glaze ingredients together.

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Drizzle icing ingredients over top the cake with a spoon. I just used the whisk! 

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Add some lemon zest. Put on as much as you want for decoration and taste. (Be sure to wash the lemon first!) 

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Allow the icing to dry at least 15 minutes before cutting so the icing sets.

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It’s really hard to stick to just eating one piece! Cut down the creases of the bundt cake to serve. You should get 16-20 slices or so. 

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is a great dessert cake too. I’ve always been a cake lover, and this cake has always been one that’s been on my radar to eat frequently!

Here’s the recipe.

LEMON POPPY SEED CAKE

(Recipe adapted from a magazine or the back of a package, circa early 1980s)

Print Recipe
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This delicious coffee cake-type cake starts with a lemon cake mix and gelatin. It's got a wonderful lemony flavor in the cake and the icing. Great for a holiday breakfast or for dessert.
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #coffeecake starts with a boxed #cakemix. It's easy, lemony & absolutely mouthwatering. We serve it for #breakfast or as a #dessert. #Holiday #Lemon #poppyseeds #LemonCake #HolidayBreakfast #HolidayDessert #EasyLemonCake #LemonDessert #LemonCoffeeCake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #coffeecake starts with a boxed #cakemix. It's easy, lemony & absolutely mouthwatering. We serve it for #breakfast or as a #dessert. #Holiday #Lemon #poppyseeds #LemonCake #HolidayBreakfast #HolidayDessert #EasyLemonCake #LemonDessert #LemonCoffeeCake
Instructions
CAKE:
  1. Combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon and pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.
  2. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Cool cake completely.
  4. Invert onto serving plate.
  5. Drizzle lemon glaze over top.
LEMON GLAZE:
  1. Mix powdered sugar, lemon juice and enough water to stir so glaze is still thick.
  2. Drizzle glaze over cake.
  3. Grate some lemon peel and sprinkle over top of the icing as desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Each oven is different, if you insert a knife all the way to the bottom of the bundt pan and there is still goo on the knife when you bring it out, you need to continue baking until the knife comes out clean.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Lemon Poppy Seed Cake[/b]
Recipe Type: Cakes and Cheesecakes
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra, recipe adapted from a magazine or the back of a cake mix box, circa early 1980s
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
Delicious coffee cake-type cake that’s filled with lemon flavor and poppy seeds. Great for holiday breakfasts.
Ingredients
  • 1 box Duncan Hines lemon supreme cake mix
  • 3-oz. pkg. Jello lemon gelatin
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. RealLemon lemon juice
  • ¾ cup cream or half-and-half
  • ¼ cup poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon and pour into a greased and floured bundt pan (or spray the bundt pan with Baker’s Joy Cooking Spray).
  2. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Cool cake completely.
  4. Invert onto serving plate.
  5. Drizzle lemon glaze over top.

 

[b]Lemon Glaze[/b]
Recipe Type: Cakes and Cheesecakes
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
Delicious coffee cake-type cake that’s filled with lemon flavor and poppy seeds. Great for holiday breakfasts.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp. water
  • lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Mix powdered sugar, lemon juice and enough water to stir so glaze is still thick.
  2. Drizzle glaze over cake.
  3. Grate some lemon peel and sprinkle over top of the icing as desired.
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #coffeecake starts with a boxed #cakemix. It's easy, lemony & absolutely mouthwatering. We serve it for #breakfast or as a #dessert. #Holiday #Lemon #poppyseeds #LemonCake #HolidayBreakfast #HolidayDessert #EasyLemonCake #LemonDessert #LemonCoffeeCake

Doesn’t Lemon Poppy Seed Cake look gorgeous?

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #coffeecake starts with a boxed #cakemix. It's easy, lemony & absolutely mouthwatering. We serve it for #breakfast or as a #dessert. #Holiday #Lemon #poppyseeds #LemonCake #HolidayBreakfast #HolidayDessert #EasyLemonCake #LemonDessert #LemonCoffeeCake

This cake has always satisfied my sweet tooth!

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #coffeecake starts with a boxed #cakemix. It's easy, lemony & absolutely mouthwatering. We serve it for #breakfast or as a #dessert. #Holiday #Lemon #poppyseeds #LemonCake #HolidayBreakfast #HolidayDessert #EasyLemonCake #LemonDessert #LemonCoffeeCake

The nice thing about Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is you start with a cake mix and gelatin package. It only takes about 5 minutes to whip this cake together. If you like the taste of lemon, this cake is for you!

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Print Recipe
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This delicious coffee cake-type cake starts with a lemon cake mix and gelatin. It's got a wonderful lemony flavor in the cake and the icing. Great for a holiday breakfast or for dessert.
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #coffeecake starts with a boxed #cakemix. It's easy, lemony & absolutely mouthwatering. We serve it for #breakfast or as a #dessert. #Holiday #Lemon #poppyseeds #LemonCake #HolidayBreakfast #HolidayDessert #EasyLemonCake #LemonDessert #LemonCoffeeCake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #coffeecake starts with a boxed #cakemix. It's easy, lemony & absolutely mouthwatering. We serve it for #breakfast or as a #dessert. #Holiday #Lemon #poppyseeds #LemonCake #HolidayBreakfast #HolidayDessert #EasyLemonCake #LemonDessert #LemonCoffeeCake
Instructions
CAKE:
  1. Combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon and pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.
  2. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Cool cake completely.
  4. Invert onto serving plate.
  5. Drizzle lemon glaze over top.
LEMON GLAZE:
  1. Mix powdered sugar, lemon juice and enough water to stir so glaze is still thick.
  2. Drizzle glaze over cake.
  3. Grate some lemon peel and sprinkle over top of the icing as desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Each oven is different, if you insert a knife all the way to the bottom of the bundt pan and there is still goo on the knife when you bring it out, you need to continue baking until the knife comes out clean.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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