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Lemon-Lime Poppy Seed Cake

There’s plenty of lemon-lime flavor in this tender cake to please any citrus lover. Plus, it’s a breeze to make.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 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.
  • In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 403 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 406mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • deejay0619
    Mar 14, 2016

    I have made this numerous times. It is delicious! A gal I knew was getting married and tasting various cakes for the wedding/reception. She said this cake exceeded the taste of any of those she tasted for her wedding. You will not be disappointed with this recipe. I sometimes don't put the glaze on it but let people drizzle it on a piece themselves if they want it on the cake.

  • harborrose
    Apr 14, 2009

    I share my baking with neighbors and they love this cake. Soo good and soo easy