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Lemon Poppy Seed Poke Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, Dessert, lemon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 people


  • 16.25 oz boxed lemon cake mix (+required ingredients on box)
  • 1 cup lemon curd
  • 3.9 oz box white chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 12 vanilla sandwich cookies, crushed
  • cup white chocolate chips


  • Bake cake according to package instructions in an 9x13 in baking pan. Allow cake to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • When cake is almost cool, whisk together lemon curd, instant pudding, milk, and poppy seeds. Set aside.
  • With the end of a long wooden spoon make holes all over the cake. The holes should be spaced and reasonably deep.
  • Spread the lemon mixture over the top of the cake. Cover and set in the fridge for 45 minutes.
  • Remove cake from fridge and top with the whipped topping. Garnish with crushed cookies and white chocolate chips.
  • Store covered in the fridge when it is not being served.