This is my grandma's poppy seed cake. She's been making this cake for decades. It's easy, very moist, and has a very subtle flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 10 inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan or Bundt pan.

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  • In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, water, whipped topping mix, yellow cake mix, and poppy seeds until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with the confectioner's sugar.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 37.8g 12% DV; fat 7.8g 12% DV; cholesterol 62.9mg 21% DV; sodium 303.9mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2016
Very easy to make. The cake rose beautifully. I beat the eggs really well first then added the rest of the ingredients and beat in my stand mixer for about 1 minute on medium high. It's rather a dry cake - I think it needs a an icing drizzle of some kind. Some cakes get more moist after sitting overnight and if this one does I will add to this review but right now it needs a cup of tea or coffee to go with it. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2010
Flat and dense. Maybe I didn't beat it enough? It didn't specify the beater speed. I wouldn't make again. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2010
Flat and dense. Maybe I didn't beat it enough? It didn't specify the beater speed. I wouldn't make again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2016
Very easy to make. The cake rose beautifully. I beat the eggs really well first then added the rest of the ingredients and beat in my stand mixer for about 1 minute on medium high. It's rather a dry cake - I think it needs a an icing drizzle of some kind. Some cakes get more moist after sitting overnight and if this one does I will add to this review but right now it needs a cup of tea or coffee to go with it. Read More