Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Delicious lemony goodness with tart filling and light, creamy whipped cream frosting.
  1. 1 Box Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix *
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1/2 cup oil
  5. 2/3 cup water
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. 1 tsp poppy seeds
  8. * (Also include ingredients called for on the box as well.)
  1. 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  2. 2 tsp unflavored gelatin
  3. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  1. Red Raspberry Pastry Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix cake box mix according to directions, adding the additional ingredients listed above.
  3. Grease and flour three 6" round cake pans. [Hint: Make three circles of parchment paper to place in the bottom of the pan. This will prevent the cake from sticking to the bottom.]
  4. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 to 20 minute before removing from pans. Place on wire wrack to cool completely.
  5. While the cake is cooling, combine the powdered sugar and unflavored gelatin in a small bowl and set aside. Next, pour 2 cups heavy whipping cream into stand mixer with whisk attachment and beat on high until peaks form. Gradually add the powder sugar/gelatin mixture one teaspoon at a time until blended and whipped cream has the consistency of frosting. Remove bowl from mixer, cover, and place in fridge for a minimum of one hour.
  6. Next, now that the cakes are cooled, level each with a cake leveler and add 1/2 cup of the filling to the top of the bottom and middle layers. Don't spread it up to the edge. Leave about 1/4 inch. When you place the next layer on top, it will press the filling to the edges cleanly. [Note: I bought the raspberry filling from a cake supply store online. It's pretty standard.]
  7. Lastly, frost cake with prepared whipped cream frosting. Optionally, you can garnish the top of the cake with fresh raspberries and mint leaves as shown in the picture.
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Recommended Tools:

Stand Mixer

Stand Mixer

6″ Round Pan

Cake Leveler


About The Author

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