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Ingredients

3 eggs
1-1/8 cups oil
2-1/4 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups milk
1-1/2 teaspoons almond flavoring or extract
1-1/2 teaspoons butter flavoring
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon poppy seed

Instructions

Beat eggs, oil and sugar until creamy. Add sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Add flavorings and poppy seeds.

Grease and flour two 9x5-inch pans. Pour batter into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from pans onto rack to cool.

Eileen Claeys
Long Grove



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