Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cakes

Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cakes

Spring is here! Why not kick off the season right with these gorgeous Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cakes with Almond Glaze? As always, I made them with a cake mix so all you gluten free people out there can easily swap out a regular cake mix for a gluten free one!

Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

 The Story:

I have a theory.  Costco keep the best berries under the containers on top.  Seriously, give it a shot! I’m always that annoying person who digs to the middle of the crates to get the best ones because I think they leave the oldest berries on top to get bought.

So don’t give the person inspecting each container of berries a bad look, because it could be me trying to find the prettiest berries for photos 🙂

Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cakes

Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cakes


Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake:
1 box white cake mix
1 box lemon, white chocolate, or vanilla instant pudding mix (4 serving size box)
2/3 C. oil
1 C. Plain Greek Yogurt, I used Tillamook's
4 eggs
zest of two large lemons
1/2 C. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 Tbsp. Poppy Seeds
Almond Glaze:
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
2-4 tsp. milk
1 tsp. butter, melted
Fresh fruit and almond slices for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease Bundt pan (regular or the minis).
2. Sift cake mix to remove any lumps and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine instant pudding mix, oil, Greek yogurt, eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice. Whisk until smooth.
4. Add in cake mix and poppy seeds and stir until well combined.
5. Dump into Bundt pans, filling mini pans about 3/4 full. Use a spatula to spread out evenly.
6. Bake for 17-25 minutes for mini bunts (I'm talking about the mid size ones, not the TINY ones) or 45-55 minutes for a large Bundt. Insert a knife and make sure it comes out clean before removing from the oven.
7. Let cool, then turn out onto a serving plate.
8. Almond Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, almond extract, 2 teaspoons milk and butter with a whisk. Add in a little milk (or cream) at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
9. Pour over cooled Bundt cakes and top with sliced almonds and fresh fruit for decoration.

Here’s a link to the mini Bundt pan I have, I seriously LOVE it, it’s a great size for bridal showers, girl’s nights and picnics!

Naked Bundts!!

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Baking with Greek Yogurt is one of my favorite ways to cut down on some of the calories and fat! Tillamook just launched a new line of Greek yogurt and I am officially obsessed.  No joke.

Baking with Greek Yogurt

Bundts are one of my favorite things to make because all it takes is a little fresh fruit in the middle to make them just gorgeous!

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt with Almond Glaze

Now who doesn’t want to eat that?

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake with Almond Glaze

10 thoughts on “Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cakes

  1. 1
    Nancy says:

    I have this pan. How many does this recipe make? 24? Can’t wait to try this one. Have your banana split cupcakes in the oven now!

  2. 2
    Tracy says:

    I’ve been waiting for this recipe since I saw it on Instagram! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

  3. 3

    So cute! These look delicious 🙂

  4. 4
    Sherri says:

    These look delicious. I love my mini bundt pan. Do you think I could use chia seeds instead of poppy seeds?

  5. 5
    Ciel says:

    Would you recommend or have you tried the silicone bundt pans?
    I am trying to decide which one to buy. This one you like or the silicone.
    They are cheaper but I have never used one so I do not know how they perform.
    Any thoughts?

  6. 6
    Cindy Jensen says:

    I made this but in a regular size bundt cake pan. The first time I baked it for 55 mins. I thought it was done but it fell as soon as it started to cool and when I cut into it it was not cooked all the way. I made it again tonight and let it cook longer. It was very dark on the outside and still not all the way done on the inside. It tasted great but I’m hoping you can give me an idea of what I can do differently so it looks like yours (not burnt) on the outside.

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