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Grandma's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe
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Grandma's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

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“This is from a collection of family recipes. My granddaughter, Riley, likes that it tastes like lemons, but is sweet. It’s always moist and wonderful.”—Phyllis Harmon Nelson, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • DRIZZLE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 320 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in poppy seeds. Transfer to a greased and floured 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For drizzle, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, water and lemon juice; drizzle over cake. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2011, p52

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 320 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Grandma's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake(16)

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

Great! For the drizzle I poke holes in cake just out of the oven and pour on. I don't use water in my drizzle.

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

this cake is awesome if u like lemon you will love this cake , a must make for everybody

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

I have made many lemon poppy seed breads, cakes etc but this one is amazing and easy...I made this recipe muffin form and my husband went crazy..a new favorite for him...

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

good - simple

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

This cake is deliciously moist inside with a lightly crisp outside. We like to make it in a bundt pan best.

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