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Lemon Poppy Seed Poke Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Poke Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ lemon cake mix, combined with a generous amount of poppy seed, is moistened with a bright, lemon-flavored syrup for this new twist on a classic muffin.
Updated September 20, 2016
Make With
Make With
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ lemon cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seed

Lemon Syrup

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Topping

  • 1 container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 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 in poppy seed. Pour into pan. Bake 26 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, cook and stir sugar and lemon juice over medium heat about 3 minutes or until dissolved. Set aside.
  • 4
    Cool cake on cooling rack 5 minutes, then poke holes in top of cake with fork or toothpick every 1/2 inch. Drizzle lemon syrup over cake. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  • 5
    Spread frosting evenly on top of cake. Sprinkle with lemon peel.

  • This cake also works well with other citrus flavors like orange and lime. Have fun experimenting!
  • Raspberries make a lovely garnish for this poke cake. Just include a few on each plate as you’re serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
30%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
37g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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