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Serves: 20 plus
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Cooking Method: Bake


butter to grease cake pan
1 3/4 c sliced natural (unblanched) almonds
2 box (1 lb. 3oz. each)......yellow cake mix
1-1/2 tsp almond extract

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Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe
Well Seasoned
Spokane, WA (pop. 208,916)
Member Since Jan 2011
Nancy J.'s notes for this recipe:
I have made this cake many times...with excellent results!
Wouldn't you must have done something wrong..
Removing it from the soon it fell apart..
Now I know it has to sit , cooling in the pan..10-15 minutes..
I lost track of time..
my mistake It still tastes great.
I show you all the's you don't make the same mistake I did!!!....
It has a crusty exterior with the almonds...and tastes really great.
Make it Your Way...

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Prepare 2 cake mixes as packages direct.,
adding almond flavoring
Coat a 10x4-inch tube pan.
Coat pan generously with butter.

photo: cake slice
Press almonds into butter on bottom and sides of pan.
Fill pan up to 2 inches from top with batter.
Left over batter can be used for cup cakes,
remove them when done.
Bake at 350 degrees about 1-1/4 hours.
Cool for 10 to 15 minutes in the pan.
Remove cake from pan.
This recipe makes a beautiful high cake,
that needs no frosting.
Sliced thin you can serve 20.

Great with ice-cream.

Photo: another view
You will have about 1-1/2 cups remaining batter, enough to make 4 cupcakes.
Main picture is a the second cake baked,
cooled and a sliced picture..
Original picture and recipe:
from the Clear-Ridge Reporter Chicag, Il.
pg.9 Wed Dec.27, 1995

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user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Jul 6, 2012
Hey Nancy looks wonderful love anything w/ almond in it or on it! Could we use a bundt pan as in the last picture?
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Jul 6, 2012
YOu will want a straight sided pan..
for the almonds.
I used a tube pan...the center removes...
It is a two piece for angel food cake..
You could try it with a bundt pan...let me know how it turns out...please

HUgs, Nancy
user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Jul 6, 2012
I will nancy
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Jul 6, 2012
Thanks Carol...It truley is a nice cake..
not to sweet...Quick and easy....
I like it with ice cream...
but I bet chocolate gravy..
would be positively..YUMMY!!!!!!!!!

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