I couldn’t find a lemon poppy seed cake that sounded like what I wanted, so I started with the oil based wasc (half recipe), and added from there. It’s great with almond sour cream icing.

Lemon PoppySeed WASC variation


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 box lemon pudding
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 heaping tbsp poppy seeds
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp veg oil
  • 2/3 c water
  • 2/3 c lemon juice
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Sift the first 4 ingriedients together in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in the poppyseeds until they’re evening distributed.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and mix for about 2 minutes.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes on 325.
  5. (my oven is old and I haven’t check the temps in awhile, so don’t quote me on that!) Even though they were only 9in rounds, I used a flower nail in each due to how thick the batter was. I don’t know if it was necessary, but it worked for me. :-)
  6. Nutrition? What on earth is that?!


bumble_bumble Says... 2010-02-27 12:11:20

I am fairly new to this cake site and was hoping you could tell me what WASC stands for. Thanx can't wait to try this recipe.

wildflower_girl Says... 2010-02-28 10:49:30

white almond sour cream cake. you can do a search on the recipe here on the site.

lilyankee5688 Says... 2010-06-18 20:00:11

could i change the lemon to amaretto? I am searching for a amaretto poppy-seed recipe... its worth trying.. not sure exactly what to switch..

AnitaK Says... 2010-08-01 09:30:33

Are you using instant pudding and what size box or oz for the pudding?

mandyloo Says... 2010-08-19 09:04:38

I use a 3.4 ounce instant pudding box (the small box). I've used box regular and sugar free with equal success.

mamcole Says... 2010-11-18 14:43:16

What goes in No. 3??

mandyloo Says... 2010-12-04 21:01:05

mamcole: I have no idea where number 3 went! Number 3 is: Pour (or really, spoon it, as it's rather thick) the batter into your prepared pan(s). I use 3 8x2 rounds or one 9x13

ginger_75833 Says... 2011-06-06 06:59:16

Is the salt just supposed to be 1/2 tsp? Or is the A that is in front of the 1/2 supposed to be a 1 to make it 1 1/2 tsp salt???

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