Almond Butter Christmas Cake

Almond Butter Christmas Cake Recipe

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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

How to Make Almond Butter Christmas Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and salt and sift together three times.
  • 2Add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each.
  • 3Add nuts and raisins and beat well.
  • 4Add flour, alternately with milk, a small amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth; add vanilla.
  • 5Bake in two greased 9-inch layer pans in 375 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until done.
  • 6Spread Boiled Frosting (see recipe) between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  • 7Decorate 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.
  • 8Slice cherries in rings, cut rings in half and arrange to form petals of poinsettias.
  • 9If 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
  • 11Combine water, corn syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan.
  • 12Heat 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).
  • 13Beat the egg whites in a large bowl of the electric mixer until stiff; slowly beat in the hot syrup.
  • 14Combine 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
  • 16In bowl combine butter, sugar, lemon juice and enough water for spreading consistency; beat well.

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About Almond Butter Christmas Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy