Lemon poppy seed bundt cake literally bursts with flavor from lemon cake mix, lemon pudding, lemon sugar syrup, and lemon glaze. #lemonloversdreamcake
Lemon poppy seed bundt cake is one of my favorite summer desserts and the first cake I make when fresh strawberries are in season. This cake tastes outstanding with fresh berries and freshly whipped cream.
This cake gets huge lemon flavor from lemon cake and pudding mixes, a lemon sugar syrup, and a lemon glaze. The sugar syrup makes the cake moist on the inside, and the glaze makes it moist and sweet on the outside. The poppy seeds add novel black specks, a slight crunch, and a mild nutty flavor.
Can poppy seeds cause a positive drug test? Well….they actually can. Even though they are harmless to ingest and won’t induce a “high,” they can affect drug testing. Read about this here. But unless you plan to undergo drug testing for some reason, don’t let this stop you from using these little gems in this delicious cake:-)
Almond Extract: The almond extract adds a wonderful warm, buttery, and slightly nutty flavor to this cake that perfectly complements the lemon and poppy seeds. Cook’s Illustrated recommends Nielsen-Massey pure almond extract and McCormick imitation extract, stating that the difference between the “pure” and “imiatation” were barely distinguishable. The former is more bold and assertive, while the latter mellows a bit more during baking.