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Chocolate Glazed Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

Chocolate Glazed Citrus Poppy Seed CakeThis cake-mix easy lemon poppy seed cake is frosted with a chocolate-citrus glaze.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (18.25-ounce) package lemon cake mix
1/3 cup poppy seed
1/3 cup milk
3 large eggs
1 (8-ounce) container plain lowfat yogurt
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel

Chocolate Citrus Glaze:
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Dutch Processed Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Cocoa
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur (optional)
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour 12 cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan.
  2. Combine cake mix, poppy seed, milk, eggs, yogurt and lemon peel in large bowl; beat until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
  4. Prepare Chocolate Citrus Glaze; spoon over cake, allowing glaze to run down sides.
  5. For Chocolate Citrus Glaze: Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. With whisk, stir in cocoa and water until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat; stir in liqueur, if desired, orange extract and 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth. If glaze is too thin, whisk in remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Use immediately.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.