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Almond Legend Cake

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Servings: 16
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

Ingredients:
1/2  c  Chopped almonds
1  pk  P.Plus Yellow Cake Mix
1/2  c  Orange juice
1/2  c  Water
1/3  c  Oil
1/2  ts  Almond extract
3  x  Eggs
    Whole almong
    -----GLAZE-----
1/2  c  Apricot preserves
2 1/2  ts  Orange juice

Directions:
Heat oven to 350F. Generously grease bundt or 10-inch tube pan. Gently press 1/2 c. chopped almonds in bottom and half way up sides of pan. In large bowl, combine cake mix, 1/2 c orange juice, water, oil, almond extract and eggs at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in whole almond. Carefully pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. cool upright in pan 10 min.; invert onto serving plate. In small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients;blend well. Spoon over warm cake. Cool completely. The "Almond Legend" is that whoever gets the whole almond is assured of good luck. From: Pillsbury "Best of the Bake Off Contest"


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