Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake
Makes:
12
to 16 servings
Prep Time:
7
minutes
Total Time:
42
minutes
based on 139 reviews
9
Don't wait for the holidays to indulge in this simple but elegant and delicious Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake. Moist and with just the right touch of citrus, this pumpkin creation studded with poppy seeds is as pretty as it is tasty.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • GLAZE (recipe below)

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan.

COMBINE cake mix, pumpkin, eggs and orange juice in large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add poppy seeds; mix until blended. Pour into prepared Bundt pan.

BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with Glaze.

FOR GLAZE
COMBINE
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice in small bowl; stir until smooth.



Reviews:

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love it ! love it!

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Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

I really loved this cake, two of my favorite ingredients, pumpkin and poppy seed. Really delicious and moist.

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    pumpkin Orange Poppy seed Cake

    ADA LOPEZ from YORBA LINDA, CA

    I finally have gotten around to making this cake and it won't be the last time. It was delish and moist. I did add orange zest to the glaze and it just added to the whole cake.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Marcia Dycus from EDEN PRAIRIE, MN

    I made this cake for New Year's dinner. I found the flavors an interesting combination. Took the rest of the cake to work; co-workers went nuts over it! I used the Butter Recipe cake mix instead of the yellow cake mix; makes a dense, moist cake.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppyseed Cake

    Anita Hoffman from HOLLAND, PA

    It was easy to make and very moist. I couldn't taste the pumpkin or the orange very well as they just seemed to blend together to form a different taste. I think I might try a spice cake mix or an orange cake mix because it needed something more. I also made a layer cake and frosted it with a cream cheese icing.

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    Its in the oven

    VERNA DREILING from GARDEN CITY, KS

    I quickly mixed up the cake as soon as I viewed it, It is now in the oven I hope to use this cake to celebrate my husbands birthday,

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    PADMA PERSAUD from Oakville, ON

    So moist and delicious. I made this for a family celebration and most people thought I purchased it. I will definitely be making this again and again.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Jeneva Newman from COTE ST LUC, PQ

    I read the reviews before i bake this cake. I took the adivse from the review and used orange cake mix and 2tsp poppy seed (excellent advise). But I do agree with the reviews, this cake would taste alot better making from scratch. It also need pumpkin spice to bring out the taste of the pumpkin.The cake can do without the icing( sweet enough). Overall, it was average.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    leslie johnson from INDEPENDENCE, IA

    This cake is really good and moist. I will be making it again, many times.

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    Excellent

    Amy Sumariwalla from IDAHO FALLS, ID

    Easy, delicious and great tasting! I substtuted 1/2 cup apple juice and 1/4 cup rum. Yum! Yum!

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    Cake was moist

    Renee Goldsberry from Hobart, IN

    The cake was very moist from the pumpkin, but no one tasted pumpkin. It was masked by the orange flavor. It was a tasty orange cake but the addition of the pumpkin really didn't seem necessary. I think if I try this recipe again I will add some pumpkin spice to bring the pumpkin flavor out.

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    Super Easy!

    Tosca Fasso from Pittsburgh, PA

    This was incredibly simple and quick. I did it without the poppy seeds (didn't have any on hand) and also reduced the fat by substituting 2 of the eggs for 3 egg whites. Nothing about it tasted low-fat.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Phyllis Davis from Van Wert, OH

    It was absolutely scrumptious. Easy to make, minimal time, out of this world flavor. Friends always devour this cake as soon as it is cut. Super moist. It's always requested at get togethers.

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    PUMPKIN ORANGE POPPY SEED CAKE

    LYNNE KRIEGER from YACOLT, WA

    WONDERFUL,DELICIOUS AND SO MOIST. COULDN'T BELIEVES HOW EASY. ADDED ORANGE OIL AND WAS WONDERFUL.

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    SIMPLE and DELICIOUS

    Jasmine Cody from FARMINGDALE, NY

    I added orange zest as well as the orange juice - but then we LOVE orange flavoring with pumpkin. This was easy, delicious and had a bit of magic to it. IT DISAPPEARED as fast as it was put out on a plate!

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    Yum!

    Kendra Barnard from SALEM, IL

    This is so easy, moist, and delicious. I only used 1 T. of poppy seeds due to other reviews, and it was a hit at a get-together.

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    Great Flavor Combination

    Anne Davis from Bremerton, WA

    Pleasant coordination of citrus and poppyseed--given as Christmas gifts and described as "so moist, I don't know how you did it".

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    Great !!

    Linda Randles from NORTH CANTON, OH

    Great recipe for us Pumkin lovers. My family loved it. I added a little orange extract to my recipe for a little more orange flavor.

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    Delicious and moist!

    Deborah McLean from HAVELOCK, NC

    This cake was very easy to make and a yummy change to your basic yellow cake mix. I love the fact that there is no oil in this recipe. I only used 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds - just right. My entire family enjoyed this cake. We will definitely make it again.

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    Excellent

    Christy Eshleman from MIDLAND, MI

    I love poppy seed anything! I too added fresh orange zest to the icing. It was great...very nice for my holiday brunch.

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    Father in Law loved it!!

    Nanette Howerin from KENNESAW, GA

    This was a hit with my father in law. I make him a different cake every Thanksgiving. He called Sunday morning he had it for breakfast toasted in the oven!! I usually make him a Rum Cake for Christmas but he has requested I make this again. Was easy and quick and is a pretty cake as well. Will probably be something that will become a tradition.

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    Yum - pumpkin

    Julie Schauer from REDWOOD CITY, CA

    I read all the reviews before I made this and I decided to cut the poppy seeds down to about 2 tbs. Also I added a little fresh orange zest to the frosting as someone suggested and was very pleased with the results. This will be an extra dessert for Thanksgiving for those who don't like pumpkin pie. My family really liked it.

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    Delicious!!!

    Louie E. from

    I love this cake, it's easy, delicious and lowfat! The pumpkin and orange taste great together, and my friends couldn't believe it had no oil since it was so light and moist. It's a real keeper. Thanks!

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    LORI SPROUSE from EDMONDS, WA

    This was absolutely wonderful!! My family ate it right up and asked me to bake another!! It is moist and the orange juice and poppy seeds really jazz up the usual pumpkin cake!

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    Amazingly Simple

    Angela Flanagan from ST LUCIE WEST, FL

    I made this cake for a church cake and coffee social. The cake looked, smelled and tasted sensational. I can't believe how something sooo simple and easy to make could be so delicious!

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    DIMI PACE from ALBANY, GA

    This was easy and tasty. I used half the amount of poppy seeds based on the reviews, and may even use a bit less next time. Will also try grating orange peel for the glaze as someone else suggested.

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    Pumpkin Cake

    M BOLTON from Seattle, WA

    I added grated orange zest to the icing. Very moist and crowd-pleasing cake. One person said she couldn't believe pumpkin was the ingredient.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Judy McCain from PORTAGE, MI

    This is a great new twist to something Pumpkin! However, it's a little heavy on Poppy Seeds. I'm going to cut those back a little next time.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    KARI GRATTON from LANGDON, ND

    This was wonderful!!! My husband loved it, and so did everyone at work!! I put in half the poppy seeds, though. Plan on making it again!!!

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    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat

    debra larch from PLAINVIEW, AR

    I used a orange cake mix instead of a yellow and it was grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

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    love it ! love it!

    Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

    I really loved this cake, two of my favorite ingredients, pumpkin and poppy seed. Really delicious and moist.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Val Lomard1971 from BAYTOWN, TX

    I like the small amount of ingredients, takes minutes to prepare. The cake was good but I think I would cut back on the amount of poppy seeds next time.

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    Awesome cake!

    Debbie Lin from CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH

    I made this for a spring picnic and there wasn't one piece left!

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    Delicious & Easy for Kids to Make

    Traci Foster from COSTA MESA, CA

    I tutor an 8-year-old neighbor and I'd promised her a fun day teaching her how to bake. I love pumpkin and this recipe looked easy so we tried it. Everything was simple enough for her to do herself, which made her very proud, and the results...well, let's just say 1/4 of the cake was gone before it had cooled off. Emily took the rest home to her family and they also were quite proud of her and loved the cake!

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    Great treat

    Cara Mohlmann from Bangor, PA

    The cake is very good. It is a quick and easy treat that my entire family enjoys. The poppy seeds give it a great "little something."

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH

    The glaze dissolves into the cake, but the flavor is still there. Overall, it had a very good moist taste. I would bake it again.

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    SCRAPING THE PLATE GOOD

    Linda Centers from WARRIOR, AL

    WOW WHAT A HIT THIS WAS AND SO EASY. I MADE IT TO TAKE TO A CHURCH FUNTION AND AT FIRST THE REACTION WAS "PUMKIN POPPYSEED!" BUT I CONVINCED A FEW PEOPLE TO TRY IT AND BAM!!! THEY WHERE SCRAPING THE PLATE FOR CRUMBS. I WILL DEFINITELY MAKE THIS CAKE AGAIN.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Lisa LaFave from BENNINGTON, NH

    I made this recipe over the Holidays. My dad is not much of a dessert person, but he loved this cake. He even asked me to make it for the superbowl dinner we did together. We all thought it was great but it's even better when you can please those who usually don't get into cakes.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Deborah Senatore from Virginia Beach, VA

    This recipe was quick and easy. The cake was moist and full of flavor, yummy! I wish the glaze didn't dissolve so quickly but that didn't hurt anything, it was delicious. Great for company.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Sheila Simoneau from BUXTON, ME

    This cake is so moist, the flavor of orange is also interesting. It looks so good, & elegant enough to serve to guest and make them fell that you did something a little bit extra for them.

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    They want more!

    PATRICIA WEBB from ASHER, OK

    I made this recipe for the girls at work, and they were very pleased to have something different. By the end of the shift, the cake was gone. I was asked to make it again and others wanted the recipe for themselves. I added orange zest to the ingrediants and it gave the cake an extra punch! This cake is very moist and full of flavor. Easy to make! and So very good with hot coffee and tea.

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    Rave reviews

    Terri Sweetland from PORTLAND, OR

    The people for whom I prepared this cake all wanted copies of the recipe because they liked it so much. The pumpkin flavor was just right.

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    CAN'T PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT

    DA ORLOSKI from MENTOR, OH

    THIS HAS SO MANY MAIN FLAVORS IN IT THAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE CONFUSING TO THE TASTE BUDS. IT TURNED OUT TO BE A WONDERFUL BLEND OF INGREDIENTS. IT'LL HAVE YOUR GUESTS SAYING WHAT MAKES THIS TASTE SO GOOD...I JUST CAN'T PUT MY FINGER ON IT!

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    Great Flavor

    Gail Martin from BRENTWOOD, CA

    I made this cake for my husband and myself. It lasted about 5 days, and even when the glaze disolved, it was still marvelous. It's a easy sweet to have around for when company drops in.

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    Moist & Easy

    Helen from Elk Grove, California

    The recipe was very easy to follow and make. The cake turned out very moist with just the right flavoring. I would definitely make this again.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppyseed Cake

    Debra Glendon from Windsor, CA

    This was an easy and very moist and delicious cake to make. My family and I were traveling to see both sets of Grandparents and wanted to bring them a special treat. It was definately a winner! My only mistake was the glaze started to melt and dribble off the cake, I think due to the inside warm temperture of the car, and length of time traveling.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Jodi Rapp from AUSTIN, TX

    This is a wonderful cake and so easy to make. I made two of them last year in a traditional bundt pan and put them together bottom to bottom to form a pumpkin. It not only makes a wonderful dessert but also acts as a centerpiece for the dessert table.

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    Children's Favorite

    Bonnie Peterson from AVERILL PARK, NY

    My children are fussy, but this cake disappeared in two days. It is so moist and has a great flavor. I also added 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice. It comes out of fancy designed bundt pans easily.

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    Delicious Cake

    Debra Clarke from CO

    This is a very good cake. I have a child who doesn't like pumpkin but loved this cake. I have already passed this recipe along to several people to try. We'll be adding this to our favorite recipes.

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    It's okay

    Laurie Clinton from VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

    I generally bake from scratch and all I could taste was the cake mix. I would love to figure out how to make it without the cake mix - mmaking it totally from scratch. Think the flavors together would be excellent.

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    It's gone!

    Marea Kwiatkowski from SHERMAN, TX

    This cake is great even without the glaze! Moist, tasty and a bit festive in flavor for this time of year. A definite make again.

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    Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

    Marlene Roddy from HENDERSON, NV

    Yummy....very moist. Wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Great for guests. Definitely would make it again and again.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 290
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 7g (11% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (9% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 55mg (19% of DV)
  • Sodium: 300mg (12% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 53g (18% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (9% of DV)
  • Sugars: 36g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 90% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 15% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

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

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Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • GLAZE (recipe below)

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan.

COMBINE cake mix, pumpkin, eggs and orange juice in large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add poppy seeds; mix until blended. Pour into prepared Bundt pan.

BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with Glaze.

FOR GLAZE
COMBINE
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice in small bowl; stir until smooth.


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