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This easy Lemon Bundt Cake with Poppyseeds is a lovely dessert cake to take to potlucks and barbecues. Made with a boxed cake mix in a bundt pan with a light lemon glaze.

My friend Katia gave me this recipe and I made a few changes to the original recipe. It is a perfect cake for spring or summer and had poppyseeds too!

Lemon Bundt Cake

Hello Friends! How is your week going? Today I am sharing a delicious dessert idea that is perfect for the season.


Lemon Bundt Cake

This cake is light and flavorful. I just used a few poppy seeds, but you can add more if you like. 

lemon bundt cake

List of main ingredients:

Boxed Cake Mix – You can use a Lemon or Yellow Cake Mix. If you use a Yellow cake mix, add 1 teaspoon of lemon extract.

Instant Pudding – I recommend Vanilla for a creamy tasting cake.

Poppy Seeds – I prefer soaking these in milk a couple of hours prior to baking. But you can skip soaking them if you run out of time. 

lemon bundt cake



How to  make Lemon Bundt Cake with Poppy Seeds

how to make a lemon bundt cake

The full recipe is below, but the major steps are:

  1. Mix ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Grease bundt pan with shortening or butter and then flour.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Smooth the batter so it is spread evenly before baking.

baked lemon bundt cake

Once the cake is baked, let it sit and cool and then invert and cool completely before frosting.

baked lemon bundt cake

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Lemon Bundt cake easy

Lemon Bundt Cake

lemon bundt cake

Lemon Bundt Cake

Yield: 1 cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A delicious lemon bundt cake with poppy seeds.


  • 1 box Yellow or Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 5.1 oz. Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sherry
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Soak the poppy seeds in milk in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together cake mix, vanilla pudding, eggs, vegetable oil, water, and sherry.
  4. Drain poppy seeds and add to mixture.
  5. Pour into a pre-greased and floured bundt pan.
  6. Bake 45 - 50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool and frost with lemon glaze.

Lemon Glaze

Mix together powdered sugar, lemon juice, and milk in a small bowl and blend until there are no lumps. Drizzle on cooled cake.

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