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Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake

This cake has been a spring favorite at our home for many years.  Quick and easy...moist and yummy. You can't go wrong!

  • 1 lemon cake mix (510 gr / 18 1/4 oz)
  • 1 package instant lemon pudding (99gr / 3.4 oz)
    4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup icing (confectioner's) sugar
  • juice of one lemon
  1. In large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix.
  2. Add the water, eggs and oil...and mix for about 30 seconds on low speed.
  3. Stir in poppy seeds...and mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased bundt pan.
  5. Bake at 350°F for about 50 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. (These can also be baked in 6-8 mini-bundts for about 30 minutes.)
  6. Remove from pans and drizzle with glaze while still warm.
  7. For the glaze...combine icing sugar with lemon juice, adding more icing sugar if necessary to get right consistency.
Glaze option: Beat together 1/2 cup cream cheese, 1 cup icing sugar and the juice of 1 lemon.

If you are needing a dessert for tomorrow...this recipe may be just the thing!



  1. That is one beautiful Bundt! wow. Wish I was having that tomorrow now. :) Happy Easter!

  2. Absolutely beautiful and looks so delicious!

  3. Your presentation photo is gorgeous - the lemon cake so perfect for a spring dessert. I love your blog and have tried many recipes. This weekend it was Lovella's Paska and it is delicious.

  4. one of the neatest thing about YOUR GORGEOUS BOOK and your daily posts, is that we low income Seniors can make these lovely contributions to the gathering table of our children and grandchildren because they are 'kitchen budget friendly' as far as ingredients.All your efforts are appreciated. Praise God for the abundance of our simple pantries.

  5. Great looking cake..I've used this recipe a number of times and it always turns out great..Happy Easter

  6. Beautiful. I can see why it's a favorite!

  7. So pretty. . .I went to check my rhubarb and the stalks were too short .. so I'm thinking this would be a lovely Easter dessert.

  8. My sister gave me this recipe a few years ago and it is just SO good! Whenever I make it I get rave reviews! It freezes well too.

  9. That looks yummy! I am so excited, I received your cookbook in the mail today! Oh my gosh, it is beautiful. Wonderful pictures of all the delicious recipes. Can't wait to try them out! Thank you for sharing!
    until next time... nel


  11. What a beautiful post...and so many fun things that you can do with the cake...And I was so lucky to taste it at my work place.

  12. This recipe looks right up my alley! I love anything lemon! A must try for this gal! Thanks, it looks amazing!
    Happy Easter, Ladies!

  13. To all the Mennonite Girls Who Cook:
    I just got my 2 cookbooks in the mail today. I love it, I just love it. I can hardly wait to give the other one to my girlfriend. What perfect timing, to arrive the day before Easter! I am so excited that I am having trouble getting my cleaning and dinner prep for tomorrow done!

    I love the biographies of each contributor. I love the history, not just the Mennonite aspect but the Russian, German, Brazilian, Iranian, etc. I love hearing the stories of faith and farm work and lessons learned and passed on. I love the photos and I love the aprons! I am looking forward to sitting down and reading it all from end to end, and then starting to make some of these recipes.

    I congratulate you on letting this thing grow so big and develop and materialize! I know the Lord will bless it as He has blessed you so far.

    Thanks for all your labors of love.

  14. That looks so pretty Judy.....anyone would be delighted to see that at the Easter table.

  15. I made this as cupcakes and it was perfect! I used a homemade lemon butter cream frosting. They were very moist. 2 dozen police officers loved them! Thanks Katie.

  16. Ridiculously easy to make, and super delicious! I'm normally wary of recipes with 'boxed' items as ingredients, but this is simply outstanding, and a HUGE time and money saver.
    Thanks for yet another great recipe. :)

  17. cake mix?! What?!


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