Lemon-Poppy Seed Brunch Cake

Perfect for a bake sale or to take to new neighbors, this cake with few ingredients is easy to throw together. And it looks as good as it tastes!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16

Cake

2
cups water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
2
eggs
2
packages (15.8 oz each) Betty Crocker™ lemon-poppy seed muffin mix

Lemon Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan; lightly flour. In large bowl, stir water, oil and eggs with fork. Stir in muffin mixes until moistened. Pour into pan; spread evenly.
  • 2 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and top is golden brown. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Turn upside down onto heatproof serving plate or cooling rack. Remove pan; cool cake completely.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, butter and lemon peel. Stir in lemon juice until glaze is smooth and can be drizzled easily. Spoon glaze over top of cake, letting some drizzle down side.

Expert Tips

Fun facts: Each poppy seed measures less than 1/16 inch in diameter. It takes about 900,000 of them to make 1 pound!

This cake is stunning as is, but you can make it even prettier by dusting it with powdered sugar and garnishing with edible flowers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
325
(
Calories from Fat
110 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12 g
12 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
25 mg
25 %;
Sodium
350 mg
350 %;
Total Carbohydrate
51 g
51 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
36%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.