Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Recipe

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I got this recipe from Amy Huntley over at The Idea Room. This was my first making poppy seed cake and I have to say it turned out pretty good (for my first time).

Here are the ingredients:

PoppySeed Cake Ingredients


    1 yellow cake mix

    4 eggs

    1/2 cup water

    1/2 cup melted butter

    1 small box of vanilla pudding mix powder

    1 cup sour cream

    1 tsp. lemon extract or rum flavoring {I used lemon}

    1 tbsp. poppy seeds

This was surprisingly easy to make and fun!


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Start with mixing the eggs then add cake mix, water, and butter. Add the rest of the ingredients then continue to mix for about 5 min. Then pour into pan…

poppy seed bundt cake recipe

{While I was mixing the cake mix I wasn’t sure if it was all going to fit in… lol! It seemed to be overflowing but nope it all got in.}

Make sure to grease and flour bundt pan before adding mix. I used {pam}baking spray which has flour in it apparently.

poppy seed bundt cake recipe I am so proud of myself Open-mouthed smile! My sister and I used to help my mother make pound cakes from scratch when I was younger but this was my first time making a cake all by myself from “scratch” (I know, its not as scratch as it can be…lol but hey it’s a start).

poppy seed bundt cake recipe

Bake for about 40-45 min. (I did 45 min but it could have been left in for another 5min, so I guess its based on your oven).

It was so moist! I should have left it in the oven a little longer but it worked. It was delicious with ice cream or coffee or tea or just simply by itself.

If you try this…let me know your thoughts.

India Smile