Lemon-Lime Poppy Seed Cake Recipe
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Lemon-Lime Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

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There’s plenty of lemon-lime flavor in this tender cake to please any citrus lover. Plus, it’s a breeze to make.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 403 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 406mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 40-45 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 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Lime Poppy Seed Cake in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p37

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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deejay0619 User ID: 2671591 245424
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"I have made this numerous times. It is delicious! A gal I knew was getting married and tasting various cakes for the wedding/reception. She said this cake exceeded the taste of any of those she tasted for her wedding. You will not be disappointed with this recipe. I sometimes don't put the glaze on it but let people drizzle it on a piece themselves if they want it on the cake."

harborrose User ID: 2076638 144436
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2009

"I share my baking with neighbors and they love this cake. Soo good and soo easy"

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