Poppy Seed Citrus Cake Recipe

5 6 8
Poppy Seed Citrus Cake Recipe
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Poppy Seed Citrus Cake Recipe

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“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.”
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) lemon cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable 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

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, orange juice and oil. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in poppy seeds, lemon and orange peel.
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.
In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and orange juice until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with lemon and orange peel. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Poppy Seed Citrus Cake in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 369 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) lemon cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable 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
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, orange juice and oil. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in 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 cake. Sprinkle with lemon and orange peel. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Poppy Seed Citrus Cake in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p45

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marciaemig User ID: 463514 273345
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2017

"This recipe caught my eye and after reading the ingredients I decided I had to try it. It is WONDERFUL!! I used the 2 TBS poppy seeds and that was perfect! However my bundt pan is old and the 3 Poppy Seed Citrus cakes I have made in it have all stuck so have a new pan on the way. My hubby loves this cake and he requests it often. THANK you for submitting this awesome recipe!!"

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TheDix User ID: 607421 154018
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"Moist, very delicious. Loved by my craft group this morning."

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ossamayomommma User ID: 5733009 166718
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"My family loves lemon so making this for a mothers day brunch was a no brainer. Excellent the only ingredient I added was some Penzy pure lemon extract to the cake batted and glaze."

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wendy75309 User ID: 4968355 169350
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"My family loves this cake, they ask for it all the time. My 17 year old who does not like cake even ask me to make it."

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LBrouse User ID: 2574118 168508
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"What a lovely summer cake! I made it without poppy seeds and it was just delicious. My husband loved it and took a slice in his lunch every day till it was gone! Then he asked me to make more."

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KrisMc User ID: 2123492 97506
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"Minus the poppy seeds, we call this Orange Cooler cake. It's been a family favorite for 30 yrs!!!!"

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