Low Fat Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

"I found this recipe in the "Women Who Can Dish It Out" Cookbook. This is a very moist cake. No one will ever know it's low fat unless you tell them."
photo by Aunt Paula photo by Aunt Paula
photo by Aunt Paula
photo by Aunt Paula photo by Aunt Paula
Ready In:
1 bundt cake




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine cake mix and sugar.
  • Add sour cream, water, yogurt, egg substitute and lemon juice.
  • Beat at medium speed for 5-6 minutes.
  • Stir in poppy seeds by hand.
  • Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray and pour in the batter.
  • Bake about 40 minutes or til a toothpick in center of cake comes clean.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Stir glaze ingredients together and drizzle over warm cake.

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  1. Indiana Debbie
    You are absolutely right! This cake is so moist and definately does not taste low fat. The amount of lemon is perfect, not overpowering at all. I will be making this again. Thanks for a great low cal recipe.
  2. CieJF
    My hubby and kids really enjoyed this cake. Nobody could tell it was low fat, so it was my little secret. I didn't add the sugar because I knew the cake mix already had sugar in it. It was sweet enough without it and even more healthy! Thanks for sharing.
  3. TLu1089
    Loved this moist cake. Kept the low fat part a secret until after it was tasted. Everyone enjoyed it and we will definitely have it again and again. We didn't use the glaze but it didn't need it. Great addition to our lemony delights.
  4. janet
    Made for a dinner party and omitted the poppy seeds since I didn't have any, the cake is moist and very lemony. My go to recipe!
  5. quoteBerryquote Nut
    Super moist! Super flavorful! Very easy to make. I added some lemon pudding to the glaze and to the main recipe to main it even more lemony!! The cake DOES NOT taste low fat!


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