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slice of Lime Poppy Seed Cake on a plate with a fork

Lime Poppy Seed Cake

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Sweet and tart and perfectly moist, this Lime Poppy Seed Cake is not only easy, but so good that everyone will want seconds!




  • 1 (15.25 oz) butter recipe yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest


  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 10 cup bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, poppy seeds, eggs, water, vegetable oil, lime juice and lime zest. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, lime juice and lime zest. Drizzle the glaze over the cake.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from Taste of Home Bakeshop Favorites

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 362
  • Sugar: 42 g
  • Sodium: 363 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 58 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 62 mg

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