Easy Lemon Poppy Seed cake on a cakestand

Super Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

  • Author: Snug & Cozy Life
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Super Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread has only a few ingredients (spoiler: it starts with a cake mix!). It’s a simple dessert you can throw together in a hurry for your family, a party, or even a potluck.



  • A package of Lemon Cake mix
  • 31/2 ounce package of INSTANT lemon pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds


  1. Start by Preheating the oven to 350 degrees and spraying two 8×4 loaf pans with cooking spray. (YES, this recipe makes 2- loaves!)
  2. Next, place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until completely mixed together.
  3. Divide the batter between the two loaf pans and bake for 40-50 minutes.
  4. The exact time will depend upon your oven. I usually start checking mine at around 35 minutes simply because I have an unreasonable fear of burning baked goods. When a butter knife (or shish kabab skewer, which is what I usually use because it leaves a smaller hole) stuck in the center comes out clean, you’re good to go.
  5. Let the Lemon Poppy Seed Bread cool for at least 15 minutes before you slice and serve it.

Keywords: Easy Cake Mix Few Ingredient Lemon Poppy Seed Bread