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Lemon Poppy Seed Poke Cake

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ 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. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ 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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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 Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
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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