Rating: 4.41 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Pudding makes these muffins moist and delicious, with just the right amount of lemon.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 muffins
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 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). Line muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Beat cake mix, eggs, hot water, vegetable oil, pudding mix, and poppy seeds together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low until blended, about 4 minutes; pour into lined muffin cups to about 1/3 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 18.5mg; sodium 137.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2016
This was great. Next time I would use a lemon cake micpx. I juiced one lemon and measured the amount of juice. I subtracted that amount of juice so I used one cup of water and took away three tablespoons. I then added the three tablespoons of lemon juice to the water. I also added the zest of one lemon. After the muffins came out of the oven I used a straw and poked holes in them. I then poured a hot glaze over them. YUM Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2017
Definitely taste more like a cupcake than a muffin. Pretty good tasting but not lemony enough even though I did add lemon juice as some of the reviews suggested. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2016
This was great. Next time I would use a lemon cake micpx. I juiced one lemon and measured the amount of juice. I subtracted that amount of juice so I used one cup of water and took away three tablespoons. I then added the three tablespoons of lemon juice to the water. I also added the zest of one lemon. After the muffins came out of the oven I used a straw and poked holes in them. I then poured a hot glaze over them. YUM Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2014
Delicious recipe - we all loved these. They do remind me a little bit of cupcakes but regardless, yummy! Might splurge a little next time we prepare them and put some lemon icing on top :) Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2013
These are good but taste more like a cupcake than a muffin. I would also prefer a little more lemon flavor (maybe add some lemon zest next time). Thanks for sharing this recipe, STAMFAM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2014
Excellent I couldn't find the lemon poppy seed muffins any where close to me so I tried this recipe but used lemon cake mix otherwise followed this recipe as written. It had the perfect taste of lemon. These tasted just like the ones I use to buy t Harris Teeter except fresher. This is my go to Muffin recipe. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2016
I make these muffins quite often and my family loves them. I change the recipe a bit as they don't have a strong lemon flavor. I add the juice of a fresh squeezed lemon and a teaspoon of vanilla. Makes them perfect every time! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2017
Definitely taste more like a cupcake than a muffin. Pretty good tasting but not lemony enough even though I did add lemon juice as some of the reviews suggested. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2017
These turned out really well and they were so quick and easy! The only thing I changed was adding a little bit of glaze made with powdered sugar The juice of 1 lemon and the zest of that same lemon. My hubby thought they were amazing and he's not much of a "muffin man"! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2019
Delicious and easy much better with the addition of real lemon juice and grated lemon zest. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2017
Very good I liked how easy and fast it was so if I don't have time to go into a lengthy recipe I use this and they are great light fluffy and moist though I would probably add some lemon extract next time I like more lemon flavor Read More