Lemon-Poppy Cake Ring
Margarine or butter,
Grated lemon peel
Confectioners' sugar (opt)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 9-inch bundt pan.
In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat sugar, margarine or butter, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and eggs until blended. Increase speed to high; beat 5 minutes or until very thick, occasionally scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula. Reduce speed to low; add flour, milk, poppy seeds, grated lemon peel, baking powder, and salt; beat until well blended, scraping bowl often.
Pour batter into pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired.
Source: Good Housekeeping Dec/90
From the collection of Karen Deck