Yellow Poppyseed Cake {VIDEO}

With only five ingredients, this Yellow Poppyseed Cake is super easy to make and a no-fail delicious dessert every time. Great for parties and loved by both adults and kids!

For the first time in years, I have more food photos to share than I have time to post. I've been cooking and baking like a fool and I love it! There is a cute story behind this delicious cake. My oldest cutie gave me this recipe on Mother's Day this year and it was titled Mommyseed Cake. Awww. I've been telling him for months that we would make it together and it finally happened a few days before second grade began. The little boys LOVED it...we all loved it. It's as easy as pie, er...cake.

How do you make Simple Icing?

This cake tastes GREAT with Simple Icing drizzled over the top. It is super simple to make and I highly recommend serving Poppyseed Cake with icing. See the video below for easy instructions!

In a large bowl, combine the water, applesauce, yellow cake mix, poppyseeds, instant pudding and egg whites. 

Mix it all up, using either a hand-held mixer or your strong arm. Pour the mixture into a bundt pan or a square baking dish.

Bake for 50 minutes and top with a simple glaze, if desired. I used my standard 1 cup powdered sugar + 4 tablespoons milk.

Have a GREAT rest of your week! More yumminess to come soon! Hints: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, Apple Pie Bread, Sausage Veggie Breakfast Skillet and Chicken Jalapeno Dip!

Yellow Poppyseed Cake

Only 5 ingredients and this cake is done! So simple and yummy.

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Sep 4, 2014

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Serves: 12

Total time: 1 hr



  • 15.25-oz. box yellow cake mix
  • 5.1-oz. package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1 cup water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and coat a bundt pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes. Serve with frosting or glaze, if desired.