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POPPY SEED CAKE - Amply Glazed Sealed in Oh So Goodness...

ANYTIME MOIST MUNCHIE POPPY SEED CAKE - This anytime dessert, while so easy and fast to prepare, does not disappoint.

Anytime Moist Munchie Poppy Seed Cake

My good friend, Jeanne, served this cake when our families were staying together out of town in a rented vacation beach home. I found myself picking at it all weekend a little here and a little there at all times of the day. I just had to ask for the recipe which she unselfishly shared with me. This poppy seed dump style cake is good for munching on from morning – as a coffee cake, afternoon snack or through to evening as an after dinner dessert. It’s not too sticky sweet yet has just enough light sweetness in every bite to do the trick. This all day cake especially compliments coffee or tea.

Serves: 12 to 15

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 - 35 minutes

Suggested Tools:

· Large mixing bowl

· Medium mixing bowl

· 12 x 14 inch glass casserole dish

· Measuring cups

· Measuring spoons

· Rubber spatula

. Pastry brush

· Stir spoon

Optional – Electric mixer (can also be mixed by hand)


Cake Mixture –

. Yellow cake mix

. 1 large (2.1 oz) box instant vanilla pudding

· ½ cup orange juice

· ½ cup oil

· ½ cup water

· 5 eggs

· 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

· 1 teaspoon almond extract

Glaze –

· 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

· 3 tablespoons orange juice

· 1 tablespoon water


Cake Mixture –

1. Add the entire dry cake mix and instant pudding into a large mixing bowl.

2. Add the eggs, oil, orange juice, water, poppy seeds and almond extract to the bowl.

3. Mix well completely until all lumps are removed.

4. Spray oil or grease baking dish.

5. Pour cake mixture into the baking dish.

6. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until done.

7.Top with glaze per below glaze recipe and instructions.

Glaze –

1. In a medium bowl add the powdered sugar, orange juice and almond extract.

2. Mix very well, ensuring there are no lumps.

3. Little by little drizzle the glaze all over the top of the cake. Likely the glaze will pool to the ends of the cake initially. Go ahead and with a pastry brush smooth the pooled glaze from the sides to the center and all over until it blends into the top. You can also push the pooled glaze over the edges where the bottom of the cake will also soak it up.

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