Coconut Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
This cake tastes so old-fashioned, you might be tempted not to tell anyone it starts with a mix! A hint of coconut and the tender texture make it simply scrumptious. All you need to dress it up is a dusting of powdered sugar. —Kathy Schrecengost, Oswego, New York


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, dry pudding mix, water, oil, eggs and extract; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in the coconut and poppy seeds.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 48-52 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.