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Poppy Seed Citrus Cake Recipe

Poppy Seed Citrus Cake Recipe

“My youngest daughter loves anything with lemon and this is her favorite cake," writes Charolette Westfall from Houston, Texas. "It's refreshing and a delight for spring! Also perfect for Easter and easy to pack for early picnics.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, orange juice and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in the poppy seeds, lemon and orange peel.
  • 2. Pour into a well-greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. 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 the confectioners' sugar and orange juice until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Sprinkle with lemon and orange peel. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 369 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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