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Sour Cream Poppy Seed Cake Recipe
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Sour Cream Poppy Seed Cake

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"This is my favorite recipe using poppy seeds. I have always gotten compliments but this is the first time I've chosen to share the recipe. Enjoy!!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch tube pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in oil, eggs, sour cream and juice. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in the poppy seeds.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool 15 minutes in the pan. Remove from pan, then sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving.
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Dec 14, 2003

I'm so glad that you decided to share this recipe. I will never have to look further for another poppy seed cake recipe. It was absolutely delicious. This cake is so moist it melts in your mouth. I did glaze it with a poppy seed glaze. I used 1 cup of powdered sugar, 2 Tbl spoons milk, a dash of vanilla extract and a tsp of poppy seeds and while the cake was still warm not hot I drizzled the glaze over the cake. Awesome! Natalie

Dec 14, 2003

This is a great tasting, moist, easy, and big cake that even my husband (who NEVER cooks) made with much success for his tennis club pot luck supper.I've tried other more complicated "from scratch" poppy seed cakes and this is better in addition to being quick. Already have made it several times.


19 Ratings

Jul 27, 2009

I add a tsp. of almond extract to the batter, and I glaze the cake with a quick powdered sugar glaze, then press sliced almonds all over the cake. The combination of orange and almond flavors are soooooo good.

Mar 11, 2007

This is the best! I have made other poppy cakes on this site, but the sour cream and orange juice in this one (and I sneaked in 1 t. almond extract)make this delicious! I glazed it with some oj, powdered sugar, and almond extract. Melt in your mouth! I will make again. Mine only took 35 minutes to bake.

Feb 09, 2005

I took this to work, for a bake sale, and came away with an empty plate. Everyone loved it, and commented on how moist it was. I tinkered with the recipe a tad, adding the fresh zest of one orange to the batter. Also, going on some of the other reviews, I made a simple glaze of powdered sugar and orange juice, with a little orange zest added in, and drizzled that over the cake. Yum!!

Apr 15, 2008

This cake is fabulous. I tweaked it a little. I used 1/2 cup orange liquor or rum and 1/4 cup orange juice, added 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Everyone raved over it.

Nov 26, 2007

EXCELLENT!!! I did not put any glaze or frosting on this and it was delicious.

Jan 28, 2005

Good with lemon cake mix & lemon pudding, drizzled with a lemon/conf. sugar glaze. (Gave 4*'s b/c the cake was not as dense as I would have liked, but would make again.)


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  • Calories
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 373 mg
  • 15%

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

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