Almond Butter Christmas Cake Recipe

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Almond Butter Christmas Cake

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Ingredients

3 c
cake flour, sifted
3 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
butter
1 1/2 c
sugar
3
eggs, unbeaten
1/2 c
almonds, finely chopped
1/2 c
raisins, finely cut
1 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract

BOILED FROSTING INGREDIENTS

1/2 c
water
1/3 c
light corn syrup
2 1/2 c
sugar
2
egg whites
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and salt and sift together three times.
2
Add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each.
3
Add nuts and raisins and beat well.
4
Add flour, alternately with milk, a small amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth; add vanilla.
5
Bake in two greased 9-inch layer pans in 375 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until done.
6
Spread Boiled Frosting (see recipe) between layers and on top and sides of cake.
7
Decorate top of cake with wreath of holly, using pieces of maraschino cherries or red cinnamon candies for berries, and slices of angelica or citron for leaves and stems; or decorate with poinsettias made of candied cherries.
8
Slice cherries in rings, cut rings in half and arrange to form petals of poinsettias.
9
If desired, Lemon butter Frosting (see recipe) may be used.
10
--- Boiled Frosting ---
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup light corn syrup
2 1/2 cup sugar
2 egg whites
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
11
Combine water, corn syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan.
12
Heat to boiling; boil until the mixture thickens and forms a ball when a small spoonful is dropped into cold water (about 240 on a candy thermometer).
13
Beat the egg whites in a large bowl of the electric mixer until stiff; slowly beat in the hot syrup.
14
Combine to beat until spreading consistency. Beat in vanilla.
15
--- Lemon butter Frosting ---
4 tablespoons butter
3 cup confectioner\'s sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
16
In bowl combine butter, sugar, lemon juice and enough water for spreading consistency; beat well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy