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Apr 17 2018
6 months ago
3:30 PM MDT

My Family’s Favorite Sherry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Apr 17, 2018 @ 3:30 PM MDT
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Need a unique and delicious cake idea?!

If there’s an occasion that calls for an insanely delicious gooey cake, this Sherry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake is it! Today I’m sharing a cherished cake recipe from my family. And while it’s perfect for any special occasion, it’s still simple enough for a weeknight treat.

Meet the famous Sherry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake, recipe courtesy of my Aunt Lisa. It has been requested for generations of family gatherings over the years – birthdays, every holiday, and even dyed green for St. Patty’s Day! I love that it’s an easy boxed yellow cake with pudding mix, yet tastes like it comes from a fancy bakery.


  • Cream Sherry is found with the sweet wines in the grocery store, and it’s what makes this cake taste special. Just buy the least expensive bottle. Don’t use cooking sherry, which is completely different.
  • Prefer zero alcohol? Substitute the sherry with pineapple juice.
  • I’ve served this cake with a simple powdered sugar dusting for a lighter coffee cake.
  • I’ve also served this cake with a delicious butter/sherry glaze that makes it over the top amazing. It’s really fantastic and rich.

Easy Sherry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

This crowd-pleasing sour cream and pudding bundt cake will soon be a family favorite!

Serves: 10

Prep Time: 10 minutes


Cook Time: 50 minutes



For the Cake:

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream sherry
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Step 1:

    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Step 2:

    Combine all cake ingredients in a large bowl and mix well until blended. You can use beaters or a stand mixer if desired.

  • Step 3:

    Pour batter into a greased bundt cake pan.  Bake for 45-50 minutes, until cooked through.

  • Step 4:

    Let cool first, then invert cake on a plate or cake stand.

  • Step 5:

    For the glaze: Melt butter, sugar, water, and sherry in a small saucepan on the stove.

  • Step 6:

    Bring to a boil for a few minutes, and then pour over top of cake to glaze.

This cake will WOW at your next party!

Seriously, be prepared to hand out the recipe or share this link, because people will ask! Sherry Poppy Seed cake is a definite crowd-pleaser and a no-fail easy recipe at the same time. The sour cream and pudding make it dense, yet creamy, and the gooey glaze is YUMMY.  I know your family will really enjoy it too! 🙂

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.

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