Almond Legend Cake
1/2 cup Chopped almonds
1 package Pillsbury Plus Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 cup Orange juice
1/2 cup Water
1/3 cup Oil
1/2 teaspoon Almond extract
1 whole Almonds
1/2 cup Apricot preserves
2 1/2 teaspoons Orange juice
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.
Pillsbury "Best of the Bake Off Contest"