Poppy Seed Cake

It’s been COLD in Florida. I mean like, actually wearing a coat cold!!!  Rare days indeed for us but so much fun.  Sir Streusel was outside doing yard work in the cold and I baked us a cake….no surprise there.  I have been wanting a Poppy Seed Cake and a cold day seemed like the perfect time to bake one.

To start this cake you will need to mix a yellow cake mix, a box of instant lemon pudding and poppy seeds together in a large bowl.  Whisk them together and make sure everything is all friendly in the bowl.

Add water, cooking oil and eggs to the cake mixture.  Mix with a hand mixer until all the lumps and bumps are gone.

Pour into a greased bundt pan.

Bake for 40-45 minutes and let cook for 30 minutes before removing from pan.


Make a simple glaze of butter, lemon juice and powdered sugar and drizzle all over the cake.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk and “treat ‘yo self”!!  

It’s a light dessert that hit the spot after all the heavy holiday desserts we enjoyed.  

If you don’t want to ‘bake a Bundt’, quick–say that five times real fast, bake in a 9 x 13″ pan.  Either way, get that pot of coffee going and “Treat ‘Yo Self”!!!




Love ya,

Jody and Edna

Poppy Seed Cake
  1. 1 package Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix
  2. 1 3-oz. box instant lemon pudding
  3. 4 tablespoons poppy seeds
  4. 1 cup water
  5. ½ cup cooking oil
  6. 4 eggs
  1. 1/3 cup melted butter
  2. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  3. 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
Cake directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, pudding and poppy seeds.
  3. Add water, cooking oil and eggs.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Pour into a greased Bundt pan.
  6. Bake 45-50 minutes.
  7. Cool for 25-30 minutes before inverting cake onto cake plate.
Glaze directions
  1. Mix melted butter and lemon juice.
  2. Stir in powdered sugar until mixture is runny.
  3. Drizzle over cake.
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