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Easy Amaretto Cake

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

    --- ----------------LISA CRAWLEY
1 1/2  c  Toasted Almonds, chopped,
1  pk  Yellow cake mix without
1/2  c  Veg. oil
1/2  c  Water
1/2  c  Amaretto
1  t  Almond extract
1/2  c  Sugar
1/4  c  Water
1  TSP  N00B---------------------------
2  tb  Butter
1/4  c  Amaretto
1/2  t  Almond extract
    - divided
    - pudding
1  sm Pkg.  instant vanilla pudding
4    Eggs

Sprinkle 1 c. almonds into bottom of a well-greased and floured 10" tube pan; set aside. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, amaretto, and almond extract in a mixing bowl; beat on low speed of an electric mixer til dry ingred. are moistened. Increase speed to md, and beat 4 min. Stir in remaining 1/2 c. almonds. Pour batter into prepared tube pan. Bake at 325 for 1 hr. or til a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 10-15 min.; remove from pan, and cool completely. Combine sugar, 1/4 c. water, and butter in a sm. saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med., and gently boil 4-5 min., stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and cool 15 min. Stir in 1/4 c. amaretto and 1/2 ts almond extract. Punch holes in top of cake with a wooden pick; slowly spoon glaze on top of cake, allowing glaze to absorb in cake. Yield: one 10-inch cake.

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