Orange Poppy Seed Cake Recipe
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Orange Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

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I used orange juice concentrate instead of oil in a poppy seed cake recipe to come up with this terrific dessert. We enjoy moist slices during the holidays and throughout the year.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 247 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; beat on low for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly in pan. Pour batter into 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. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cake. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Orange Poppy Seed Cake in Light & Tasty December/January 2003, p29

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Carol Holliday User ID: 3217955 132591
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"I made this cake, and love it! Than I gave pieces to several friends, and to my Mom. Everyone I gave it to thought it was wonderful. I will be making it again - soon !"

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