Grandma Cathy's Pineapple Poppy Seed Cake Recipe -
Grandma Cathy's Pineapple Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Grandma Cathy's Pineapple Poppy Seed Cake

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"I have been making this cake for over twenty years now. It is a family and friend-favorite. This cake is extremely moist and very rich."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®).
  2. Beat yellow cake mix, eggs, instant pudding mix, water, pineapple juice, oil and poppy seeds together in a large bowl; pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
  4. Remove cake from oven, rest on wire cooling rack. Run knife between cake and sides of pan to release. Using a skewer, poke holes in the cake at 1/2-inch intervals. Pour sauce over cake and let rest in pan for 45 minutes to cool.
  5. Stir sugar, pineapple juice, and butter together in a saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts, 1 to 2 minutes; bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute more. Remove saucepan from heat and pour sauce over the cake.
  6. Let cake cool and absorb the sauce at room temperature for at least 45 minutes.
  7. Remove cake from pan and dust with confectioners' sugar.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • A grilling fork with long prongs or a utility fork works well for poking holes in the cake.
  • Using a cake mix with pudding in the mix makes a moister cake.
  • You can substitute water for pineapple juice in the sauce, but the pineapple juice makes a huge difference!

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  • Calories
  • 390 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 404 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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