Butterscotch Poppy Seed Cake

This past weekend Mom hosted the annual family Christmas dinner. It is sort of like a family reunion I guess you can say. Mom and her brothers and sister take turns each year hosting this get together. I get to see aunts, uncles, and cousins that I don't get to see throughout the year. The grownups don't realize that all of us cousins are Facebook friends. Ha. However, I do have a cousin my age that is the closet to me. We see each other several times during the summer as her family and mine vacation at the same campground. They are just as obsessed with the beach as we are. We have a lot to talk about when we see each other.

Anyway, back to the dinner. Everyone brings a dish or two to share. We cover three six foot tables with food! Its hard on me while maintaining my weight loss. I try to take it easy.
Just kidding, I had three desserts. I couldn't help myself. It was all so good.

I was in a pinch for time in making a dish for the occasion . I ended up making a broccoli salad and a butterscotch poppy seed cake. 
I used my all time favorite bunt pan. It's old and worn. It works better than any of my newer pans.


This cake is so easy to make and perfect for a last minute decision. I have made it several times for luncheons and church gatherings. 
The butterscotch poppy seed cake is always a hit and goes fast. There is no need to ice it. Its good right out of the oven.

It turned out almost perfect dontcha think?  

I like it warm with a glass of milk or cup of coffee. 


Here is the recipe. Enjoy.

Butterscotch Poppy Seed Cake.

1 Box yellow cake mix.
1 Cup water.
3/4 Cup veggie oil.
2 packages INSTANT butterscotch pudding.
2 teaspoons poppy seeds.

Grease bunt pan.
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix everything together for 2 minutes (until well mixed). Add in poppy seeds.
Bake 45 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.  

 Now I'm back to eating healthy, at least until Christmas.


  1. how lovely tradition of family for get together and bringing dishes to share .
    i am deeply in love with such ways of living and wish may they never end as life is beautiful just because we share our emotions with each other .
    this cake looks really good and delicious .
    thank you for sharing dear.
    god bless you and family

  2. There are times you kick my tastebuds in over drive. That cake does. (smile)
    Family get togethers are always fun. BUT it is very rewarding to have someone who is interested in the same things, such as the BEACH. It does draw you together. I miss that, having lost the ones close enough to enjoy the same lifestyle. We did have one family member who RV'd. We were fortunate to travel from key West to Alaska with them, before passing separated us.

    Just enjoy the time you have, it is a wonderful part of life.
    Love from Florida..

  3. What fun, to get everyone together for the holidays - such a treat!! I host dinner at my house every Christmas, but it's just us three sisters with our families....which turns into a huge event anyway, when you add boyfriends, girlfriends, etc!!

  4. OOO...I love Butterscotch with a passion...it is a beautiful cake (do you Pam and flour pan ?) and I can't wait to make it....excuse me now while I run to the store for POPPY SEEDS...:) Maybe I can make it over the weekend...

  5. It looks & sounds yummy!!

  6. Easy to make success with only one problem...
    "Who ate all the cake!?"

  7. Looks delicious and easy to do.
    I've copied the recipe. Thanks.

  8. This sounds tasty. How about FedExing me a piece:)