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Sour Cream Poppy Seed Cake

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 15 m servings 326
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 - 10 inch tube pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 326 calories; 18.1 37.6 4.4 61 373 Full nutrition

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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 mou...

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 scrat...

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 a...

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 o...

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 or...

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.

EXCELLENT!!! I did not put any glaze or frosting on this and it was delicious.

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.)

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!