Photo: Oxmoor House
Total Time
2 Hours
Serves 16 (serving size: 1 slice)

A favorite flavor combination—lemon and poppy seeds—enhances this version of the classic Bundt cake.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Place granulated sugar, 6 tablespoons butter, and oil in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1 tablespoon lemon rind, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and vanilla. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt), stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Step 3

Spoon batter into 12-cup Bundt pan coated with baking spray. Bake at 350° for 38 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Invert cake onto a plate.

Step 4

To prepare glaze, combine 1 tablespoon butter, powdered sugar, and 3 teaspoons lemon juice in a medium bowl; stir until smooth, adding remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice, if necessary, to reach drizzling consistency.

Step 5

Spoon glaze over cake. Sprinkle with grated lemon rind, if desired. Cool completely before slicing.

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Ratings & Reviews


February 07, 2017
This was delicious. I upped the lemon flavor by subbing lemon yogurt in place of the buttermilk. Zested 2 lemons and juiced one to add to the batter. I used the juice from the second lemon in the glaze. I also added a box of instant lemon pudding mix with the flour. This was a very moist and lemony cake. We loved it.

Sandra2's Review

May 17, 2014
I have made this several times. it is a winner. Very tasty and not hard to make. Good for special occasions and also a great "traveler".