1/2 cup poppy seed
1/4 cup water
Soften the poppy seed in the water for at least one hour.
1 pkg lemon chiffon cake mix
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 pkg (4-oz) lemon pie and pudding mix
1/2 cup whipping cream
Prepare the cake mix according to package direction and stir in the poppy seeds. Pour batter into 2 9-inch ungreased loaf pans and bake according to the package directions. Allow to cool in pans for a couple of minutes the remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely.
Prepare the pie filling mix according to the package direction but reducing water by 1/2 cup. Stir in the lemon zest. Cool, if using the cooked filling.
Cut one loaf of the cake horizontally into three layers. Use other cake for another use, freeze for later use, or double the lemon zest, use two packages of pie filling mix, and 1 cup of whipped cream to make two cakes.
Whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form then fold into the lemon pie filling. Spread filling over the top of each layer and stack layers to make a 3 layer loaf cake. Chill cake to set filling before serving.