Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze

Poppy seeds add a little crunch and lemon provides refreshing flavor to a family-favorite tube cake.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
box lemon cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2
tablespoons poppy seed

Lemon Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark on nonstick pan). Grease and lightly flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir poppy seed into batter. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake as directed on box. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn pan upside down onto cooling rack; remove pan. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and the lemon peel. Stir in additional lemon juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and consistency of thick syrup. Spread over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Garnish with additional grated lemon peel, if desired. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    210
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    210mg
    210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    30g
    30%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    19g
    19%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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