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Contest-Winning Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Recipe

Contest-Winning Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Recipe

Since this moist cake keeps so well, you can make it the day before serving. It freezes beautifully, too. Flavored with almond extract and poppy seeds, it's great for taking to a picnic or potluck or to present as a hostess gift.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, oil, poppy seeds, extracts and flavoring. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture until blended.
  • 2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 442 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Contest-Winning Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

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rgoerger User ID: 5392395 252216
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"My daughter used this recipe for a county fair project then sent it to the ND State Fair and won the grand champion award! She also made one to practice and we got to eat it at home and it is SO yummy!"

HHF9662 User ID: 1895641 138237
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"So easy to make and delicious too."

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