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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe
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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

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This luscious, lemony cake recipe from Betty Bjarnason is one of many collected by Brenda Wood of Egbert, Ontario for a reunion cookbook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Additional confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 264 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine cake and pudding mix. Add the water, oil, eggs and extracts. Beat for 30 seconds on low speed. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in poppy seeds. Pour into a greased 12-cup fluted tube pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
  3. Combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice; brush over warm cake. Cool. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Poppy Seed Cake in Country Woman July/August 1997, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 264 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

I've been making for years. Very good!

What I do different is--after the cake comes out of the oven (still in pan) I poke holes with long tine fork and pour topping on. Let cool completely in pan.

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Reviewed May. 5, 2012

would the cooking time change at all if i put it in a cake pan and what size should i use?

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

I just made this. It is fantastic! I did adjust the cooking time to 30 minutes.

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

At what point in the recipe do you add the eggs? Would like an answer.

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

The recipe doesn't state in the directions when to add the eggs. I'm making it now for a picnic this afternoon....hope it comes out as good as it sounds!

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