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       Title: Almond Legend Cake
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 1 servings
       1 pk Slivered almonds (2-oz)
            ; chopped
     1/3 c  Butter or margarine;
     1/3 c  Shortening
   1 1/4 c  Sugar
       3    Eggs; separated
       1 ts Lemon rind; grated
       2 tb Lemon juice
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       1 ts Almond extract
   2 1/3 c  All-purpose flour;sifted
       2 ts Baking powder
     1/4 ts Baking soda
     3/4 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Milk
     1/2 ts Cream of tartar
     1/4 c  Sugar
       1    Almond
            Apricot glaze; see recipe
   Recipe by: Southern Living
   Sprinkle chopped almonds into a well-greased 10-inch Bundt
   pan; set aside.  Cream butter and shortening; gradually add
   1-1/4 cups sugar, beating well  at medium speed of an
   electric mixer.  Add egg yolks, and beat well.   Add lemon
   rind, juice, and flavorings; beat well.
   Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.  Add to
   creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending
   with flour mixture.  Mix after  each addition; set batter
   Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy.  Gradually
   add 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form; fold egg
   white mixture into batter.  Pour batter into prepared pan.
   Press whole almond just below surface of batter.  Bake at
   350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick
   inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan 10
   minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire
   rack.  Drizzle Apricot Glaze over  cake.  Yield:  one
   10-inch cake.
   NOTE:   Make Almond Legend Cake every New Year’s Eve for a
   fun tradition at your house.  Somewhere hidden in the baked
   cake will be a single whole almond.  Whoever gets the
   almond in their slice of cake, according to legend, will
   enjoy good fortune during the year