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Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

March 23, 2017
Poppy Seed Cake is beautiful and SUPER easy! Trash up a boxed cake mix and mix in some beautiful poppy seeds and you have yourself a delish dessert!

Fun fact: eating poppy seeds can make you fail a drug test.

True story.

I always thought it was just a rumor until I watched a Mythbusters episode about it, and it’s totally true!

(Because everything we see on TV is totally true).

Seriously though, guys. I totally believe it. Plus, if we can’t believe the Mythbusters than who can be trusted?! WHO?!

I remember in high school we all used to tease each other about eating poppy seeds when we would be drug tested by the athletic department.

But assuming the worst I was always careful about not consuming ANYTYHING with poppy seeds leading up to the big day. You know… just in case. Everything bagel? No thank you. Poppy Seed Cake? 

…. Okay maybe just a small piece. 

Okay! I was careful about not consuming MOST things with poppy seeds leading up to the big day. 

I can’t imagine what I would have done with a positive reading on one of those things. The closest I’ve ever come to even seeing drugs is eating a crap ton of this poppy seed cake **WHICH ARE NOT DRUGS**. 

Poppy Seed Cake is beautiful and SUPER easy! Trash up a boxed cake mix and mix in some beautiful poppy seeds and you have yourself a delish desesrt!

Oh and that one time my family was down in Honduras and one of the locals gave Famous Julie a necklace with a tiny wooden marijuana leaf pendant on it. She wore it proudly until one of us told her what it was.

Two days later. (Sorry, Mom!)

We’re super considerate and polite like that. 

We just wanted everyone to see how chill our mom is. That’s all. 

Anyway, this poppy seed cake is super awesome and really easy. You are basically just trashing up a boxed yellow cake mix and throwing some poppy seeds in there. It is totally quick to throw together, crazy moist and gorgeous! 

Also, a cool little tip for you: If you microwave the cream cheese frosting it becomes pourable! You can check it out in the video below: 

Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
Serves 12
Poppy Seed Cake is beautiful and SUPER easy! Trash up a boxed cake mix and mix in some beautiful poppy seeds and you have yourself a delish dessert!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
For the Poppy Seed Cake
  1. 1 boxed yellow cake mix
  2. 1 small instant vanilla pudding mix
  3. 1/2 cup sour cream
  4. 1/2 cup poppy seeds
  5. 4 large eggs
  6. 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  7. 1 1/4 cups water
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  2. 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  4. 2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
  5. 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
For the Poppy Seed Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat together until completely combined. Pour into a well greased bundt pan and bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  3. Let the cake cool in the bundt pan for 15 minutes before turning out.
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Whip all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. If you want it pourable, spoon into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in small increments until you get a pourable consistency. Pour over top of cooled cake. Sprinkle top of cake with additional poppy seeds if desired.
Notes
  1. I microwaved my cream cheese frosting for 30 total seconds on 80% power, but all microwaves are different. For example: mine is a total wuss
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Poppy Seed Cake is beautiful and SUPER easy! Trash up a boxed cake mix and mix in some beautiful poppy seeds and you have yourself a delish desesrt!

Side note: Every time I write poppy seed I accidentally write poopy seed. This cake would only be like half as appetizing if it were actually called poopy seed cake. 

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Poppy Seed Cake is beautiful and SUPER easy! Trash up a boxed cake mix and mix in some beautiful poppy seeds and you have yourself a delish dessert!

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