Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
From Taste of Home magazine.
- 3 large eggs
- 2 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons butter flavoring or 1 1⁄2 teaspoons additional vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 1⁄2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄3 cup butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine, melted
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, milk, oil, extracts and butter flavoring.
- Combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt; add to the egg mixture and mix just until combined.
- Spread into a greased 15 x 10 x 1" baking pan.
- Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth.
- Frost bars.
I've made this recipe several times for tea parties and coffee hour at church. I add a bit of almond extract to the frosting. Roxygirl
I absolutely love the flavor of this desert. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it didn't seem to go over very well with either my family or my coworkers. And I found that the top got a bit sticky (it didn't frost it). I made it in a 9x13 dish, so it took about 40 minutes to cook. I also cut down the sugar to 2 cups and only used 1/4 cup (canola) oil, subbing the other 3/4 cup with applesauce. I used all vanilla and almond, no butter flavoring and left it unfrosted...it was plenty sweet the way it was. I found the texture a little spongy, which I liked, but maybe that was why it didn't win over everyone else. Or maybe they just aren't into almond flavor. I would try it again, but would try out the larger pan to make it a little thinner to see if it didn't get as sticky.
Absolutely delish. I made them to eat for breakfast while camping this past weekend, and everyone loved them (inlcuding my picky 3 and 6 year olds!). I followed the recipe, with the exception of the frosting portion. I thinned my frosting out a bit and piped it randomly over top the cooled bars as more of a glaze. Will be making these again. Considering putting them on my Christmas cookie tray as well. YUMMY! Thanks for posting!