This bread uses a lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix. The combination of these convenience products helps produce a moist and very lemon-y bread. The bread is taken up another notch by adding a drizzle of lemon juice and powdered suger over the top of the loaves after they have baked. I love the lemon flavor in this bread because it makes me think of a summer. Something about lemons just conjures up thoughts of summer and lemonade stands and the lazy days that are now past for this year.
Usually, this is made in traditional loaf pans, but I opted to use my mini-loaf pan and make 3 inch loaves. Since the holidays will be here before we know it, I am trying to put some baked goods into my freezer for filling up gift baskets. This bread freezes well, and the mini loaves are a nice treat for breakfast or a late day snack. My Oldest rated this one "a million thumbs up" and has already asked that I send some as his morning snack tomorrow.
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Bakerlove made her frequently requested Lemon Butter Cookies, and they are simply adorable! They would be a perfect addition to those holiday cookie trays.
Lemon Poppyseed Bread
Source: My Mom
1 (2 layer size) box of lemon cake mix
1 box instant lemon pudding mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon poppyseeds
1 cup boiling water
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine cake mix through boiling water, mix well. Pour into greased and floured loaf pans. Bake 30 minutes or until done (the top bounces back when lightly touched or a toothpick comes out clean).
Remove from pans and poke holes with a fork (or toothpick) all over the top of the loaf. Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice, and drizzle or brush over the top.