Recipe by Bea Gassman
"This cake is cool, refreshing, light and lemony! Made easy with cake mix and instant pudding, a lemon poppy sheet cake is topped with lemon pie filling and then with a fluffy layer of lemon mousse."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
lemon cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package
instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/4 cups
1 (21 ounce) can
lemon pie filling
1 (3.4 ounce) package
instant lemon pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping, thawed
GREAT cake. It's easy to make but tastes like it came from a 5-star bakery. I'd cut down on the poppy seeds though. 1/3 cup works well.
I must be missing something!! I thought it was odd that the recipe calls for 3.4oz package of pudding when the grocery store sells 1oz or 1.5 oz. But I went with it anyway and bought 3 small boxes of vanilla and 3 small boxes of lemon. I mixed the cake mix and thought it was a bit thick. oh well. But then making the 'mousse' I figured something is NOT right. 3 boxes of pudding with 1 cup of milk of coarse makes paste. 'Fold' in whipped topping?? Not happening! Just made a less thicker paste.
This cake is fantastic! I went searching for it to make for mother's day (lemon poppyseed is a favorite of hers). I normally dislike lemon anything and even I loved this cake. It was hit with the whole family.
My mother liked it so much she made it the next week for her card party and has requested it for her upcoming birthday.
It is moist, light and lemony. As a previous reviewer wrote - don't be alarmed when it shrinks. It will shrink significantly, but don't worry, you will need the room for the filling and topping.
I made this twice in the past few weeks. Everyone loved it! Once, I put half in the freezer and it came out again just fine. Don't be alarmed if the cake shrinks dramatically when you take it out of the oven - leaves plenty of room for the toppings. I used pie filling from a mix rather than the canned.
I thought this was a wonderful cake. It was light and moist. I only wish the cake itself had a bit more lemon flavor. This will be very nice on a hot summer day. Please note it takes about 5 hours to prepare not 50 minutes.
I loved this cake and so did every one in my office. I followed the other's advice and used only 1/3 c. poppy seeds, which was plenty. I also used fat free vanilla pudding and light cool whip and it turned out great. They want me to make this again!!!
I made this recently for my grandmother's birthday. The cake was AMAZING and got rave reviews from everyone. Someone even thought I had bought it at the go-to bakery in town... it was just that good! I did cut the poppyseed down to 1/3 c., but otherwise made as directed. I'll definitely revisit this recipe many times in the future!
This cake was a HUGE hit with my family....I made it last year for Easter and they have demanded I make it again. I made this into a layer cake putting the lemon pie filling in between the two round cakes then cool whip mix on top. I garnished the top with lemon wedges and blackberries....was so pretty and springy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lemon Poppy Seed Dessert Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 655
** Calories from Fat: 283
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