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Poppy Seed Cake

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Poppy Seed Cake is the dessert for all occasions! Serve it as is, or dress it up with some lemon peel.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup poppy seeds
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using only 1/2 the amount of water called for. Add sour cream and poppy seeds; mix well then pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and lemon juice; beat until creamy.
  6. Frost cake once cool. Serve, or cover loosely and chill until ready to serve.


To give this a fancier look, sprinkle the frosted cake with some extra poppy seeds and lemon zest.

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Sorry a bunt pan. Also what size of pan. 8X8 maybe? Or larger.

Since the recipe calls for using a whole box of cake mix, I would suggest using a larger pan, like 9" x 13".

Can you use a regular cake pan instead of acbundt pan?

To reduce fat and increase flavor omit frosting and add to batter 2 tbs lemon juice and use fat free sour cream. For topping use lemon juice water and confectioners sugar to make a glaze.


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