Wednesday, March 30, 2011

~ Lemon Poppy Seed Bread or Cake ~

1 lemon or yellow cake mix
1 package (3 oz) instant lemon pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1-2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
3 tablespoons flour

Place all ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer for 1 minute on low speed, 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides & bottom of the bowl a few times. Bake @ 350 in 2 loaf pans or 1 Bundt pan 40-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  While cake is baking, mix together the glaze ingredients.

When cake is done, remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Then remove from loaf or bundt pan onto a serving plate.
Poke holes about 2" apart all the way around the cake with a cake tester or chop stick, pour warm glaze all over the top of the cake.

Lemon Glaze 
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 -3 T. fresh lemon juice

I'm joining Miz Helen, Michael Lee West and Alli for their weekly memes. You're missing out if you don't stop by and check out all the wonderful recipes! 


  1. Ok this is great I bookmarked it..the next partay I am making this. Love poppy anything!

  2. Pat, this looks sooo good! I love lemon'y stuff so much! I hope you are doing well. You've been doing some redecorating around here, I see. It looks fabulous!!

  3. I sure love a good tasting sweet bread :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  4. I love this recipe and have been making it for years..everyone loves it! Hope all is well with you! ;D

  5. Good Morning Pat,
    We are going to have a great week end here in North Texas...Wa Hoo! I just love the new look for your blog, it looks great. This Lemon Poppy Seed Bread or Cake is awesome, I think of so many times I want to serve it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  6. I am copying this over to my recipe file. This is my oldest granddaughter's absolutely favorite cake/bread. It is what she always picks at Starbucks when I take her for a treat! Thank you! xxoo Diana

  7. Give me anything sweet with lemon! This came out beautifully.

  8. Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving nice comments. Your cake looks delicious. I don't see the "FOLLOW" button to click on your blog but will keep looking.


  9. Pat this sounds good and easy too. Thank you for sharing!

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  10. I love anything that has lemon in it....can't wait to make this good looking cake!

  11. This is Gorgeous!! (and so if your blog- so fun!!)

    Wanted to invite you to share this recipe (and others) at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays! WHich is of course dedicated to recipes containing seasonal ingredients. (and this one fits the theme to a T)

    Happy Thursday!

  12. I just loved reading your comment!
    As for linky, if you have trouble with it, or need me to enter it for you, let me know.

  13. Yummy! This is perfect timing! I just tried my hand at some lemon poppy seed muffins and I wasn't impressed so I will be trying your recipe. thank you for sharing :D

  14. Yum,lemon is one of my favorite flavors! Happy Friday Hugs!

  15. I have problems with Lemon Poppyseed - I want to eat the entire thing. Have you noticed that it is addictive - "Just one little slice more..." That opening picture was fantastic. Yum, yum, yum.

  16. Hi Pat! Thank you for visiting my site. And I came to see your site and first post is my favorite Lemon Poppy seed Bread with the glaze!! What a nice perfect present (recipe) for me. :-) I'm not a baker (or I should say I haven't tried hard enough), but I love your website, so I'll come back again!!!!

  17. This is such a beautiful cake. So perfect looking and I'm sure it tastes just as wonderful!

    I'm hosting a wonderful tea sampler GIVEAWAY! Come check it out when you have time.


  18. This is such a cute blog. I love your little gypsy girl. I am following you now and I think I might be in trouble. Everything looks soooo yummy! Thanks for stopping by

  19. This looks so good I will be sure to make it


  20. This looks delicious, Pat! Lemon and/or lemon poppyseed is one of my favorites! And even more so when it has a glaze.

  21. Mmm...I have a real sweet tooth lately, but I certainly don't need to be eating a bunch of sweets. This looks so good and easy too!


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