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Coconut Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Recipe

Coconut Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 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 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 near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 255 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Rosemary Swope User ID: 1654672 226575
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"So good and easy. I used a lemon cake mix and lemon pudding yum!"

Twiliightmoon User ID: 4831876 224050
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"I loved the idea of using the coconut pudding mix. Actually, I cringe at the price every time I buy a small bottle of extract. My sons love this cake, and the coconut cream pudding is a perfect replacement."

Creativeinmilton User ID: 6402753 51098
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"I was actually looking for a lemon poppy seed cake receipe when I found this ,so I used a lemon cake mix and lemon pudding. I wasn't too sure about using the coconut with the lemon,but I did and I was really happy with the end result!

Instead of powdwered sugar,I warmed up a prepared lemon frosting and poured it over the top of the cooled cake. Everyone loved it and are already asking when we can have it again. Very moist cake and it tastes even better the next day."

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 86578
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Great recipe. I used coconut pudding mix as I didn't have the extract. A great recipe for a pot luck."

dnaheish User ID: 4918302 204110
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"Yummy. And even easier if you just use coconut cream pudding instead of vanilla - then you can eliminate adding coconut and extract."

thebraybunch User ID: 1704276 29235
Reviewed May. 8, 2010

"An easy dessert that looks and tastes great!"

Springscook User ID: 4280266 86576
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"Tasted real good with a warm cup of coffee."

myohmymy User ID: 1560355 34843
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2009

"what are the nutritional facts on this Poppy Seed Bundt cake. We are Diabetics and have to watch our Carbs. Thank You"

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