Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring time cake

Since my life has been busy with getting our old house on the market, moving final items and digging up plants I can't bear to leave behind I thought I'd share a repeat of a yummy recipe for a spring time cake today. This cake is sooo easy and delish!

My sister Beth always has dessert, whether it's cookies, cake or something else, under her pretty glass cake dome at her house and she is the one that shared this recipe with me. I LOVE cakes that use a cake mix and additional ingredients. They seem so much easier than scratch and taste so yummy.

Lemon Poppyseed Cake

1 package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 cup plain or vanilla nonfat yogurt
3 eggs
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Combine cake mix and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add vegetable oil and next four ingredients and beat on medium speed for six minutes. Stir in poppyseeds. Pour into well greased bundt pan and bake for 40 min at 350 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 min. Remove from pan and drizzle with lemon glaze.

Lemon Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Lemon juice

Sift powdered sugar into bowl. Add 1 tbsp lemon juice and stir. Add enough lemon juice until glaze if of drizzling consistency.

Look at the longing in my Sweet Girl's face! :)
(Picture from 2009)

Hope you are having beautiful Spring weather wherever you are today!



Suzan said...

Thanks for the recipe. I adore lemon poppyseed anything!

Darlene said...

YUM that looks and sounds DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing.♥

Amelia said...

Looks wonderful and I bet the taste is very good. I also like recipes that start with the basic cake mix.

Have a great week.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Yummy! I would have to eat it all by myself, so I will have to save it for later. Thanks for sharing. Jackie

Jen Kershner said...

Just what I needed today! I have a yellow cake mix just waiting for me to find a use. I adore all things lemon so I will get right on this one!

linda said...

It looks delish! Thanks for the recipe!

We will be putting our home on the market hopefully by summer. Getting it ready is a full time job isn't it!? I'm interested to see what the housing market has to offer.

Jen said...

Yummy! I can't wait to try this. Maybe even later today.
I found you at Clover Lane. I was laughing at your comment because I took my kids to an early dentist appt. with greasy hair (under a ball cap of course)...and no make-up. After I run, I'll get to the shower...hopefully. :)

Christina said...

Oh, I plan on getting a cake mix at the store this week. I have everything else. Yum!

Jen Kershner said...

Victoria- I made the cake. The cake rocked. Therefore it makes me super happy to tell you that you are the winner of my giveaway! Email me at

Gretchen said...

Your Poppyseed Cake looks yummy. I'm going to get the ingredients this week to make it.

Hugs, Gretchen

Jen Kershner said...

Hey Victoria! I didn't get an email from you yet with your address and I can't find your email on your blog. Email me at and I hope to send your package out on Tuesday.

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