This is my favorite recipe using poppy seeds. I have always gotten compliments but this is the first time I've chosen to share the recipe. Enjoy!!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
1 - 10 inch tube pan
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in oil, eggs, sour cream and juice. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in the poppy seeds.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool 15 minutes in the pan. Remove from pan, then sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 37.6g; fat 18.1g; cholesterol 61.1mg; sodium 372.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
I'm so glad that you decided to share this recipe. I will never have to look further for another poppy seed cake recipe. It was absolutely delicious. This cake is so moist it melts in your mouth. I did glaze it with a poppy seed glaze. I used 1 cup of powdered sugar 2 Tbl spoons milk a dash of vanilla extract and a tsp of poppy seeds and while the cake was still warm not hot I drizzled the glaze over the cake. Awesome! Natalie Read More
(27)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2019
Do you mean 15.25 yellow cake mix? Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
I'm so glad that you decided to share this recipe. I will never have to look further for another poppy seed cake recipe. It was absolutely delicious. This cake is so moist it melts in your mouth. I did glaze it with a poppy seed glaze. I used 1 cup of powdered sugar 2 Tbl spoons milk a dash of vanilla extract and a tsp of poppy seeds and while the cake was still warm not hot I drizzled the glaze over the cake. Awesome! Natalie Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
This is a great tasting moist easy and big cake that even my husband (who NEVER cooks) made with much success for his tennis club pot luck supper.I've tried other more complicated "from scratch" poppy seed cakes and this is better in addition to being quick. Already have made it several times. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2005
I took this to work for a bake sale and came away with an empty plate. Everyone loved it and commented on how moist it was. I tinkered with the recipe a tad adding the fresh zest of one orange to the batter. Also going on some of the other reviews I made a simple glaze of powdered sugar and orange juice with a little orange zest added in and drizzled that over the cake. Yum!! Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
I add a tsp. of almond extract to the batter and I glaze the cake with a quick powdered sugar glaze then press sliced almonds all over the cake. The combination of orange and almond flavors are soooooo good. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
This is the best! I have made other poppy cakes on this site but the sour cream and orange juice in this one (and I sneaked in 1 t. almond extract)make this delicious! I glazed it with some oj powdered sugar and almond extract. Melt in your mouth! I will make again. Mine only took 35 minutes to bake. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2008
This cake is fabulous. I tweaked it a little. I used 1/2 cup orange liquor or rum and 1/4 cup orange juice added 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Everyone raved over it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
EXCELLENT!!! I did not put any glaze or frosting on this and it was delicious. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2005
Good with lemon cake mix & lemon pudding drizzled with a lemon/conf. sugar glaze. (Gave 4 's b/c the cake was not as dense as I would have liked but would make again.) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2008
Wow this is good moist cake! I used canola oil instead of veg. oil. I made a glaze for the top o.j. and conf. sugar. Kids said "Best cake ever!". There you have it! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2019
Do you mean 15.25 yellow cake mix? Read More
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