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Apricot Almond Coffee Cake

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Ingredients
  Dried apricots 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), snipped
  Milk 1
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a 9 x 1 1/2-inch round cake pan or a 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan and grease it.

MAKING
2. Take a saucepan and place it on low heat.
3. Combine the snipped apricots and water in the saucepan
4. Simmer the mixture without covering it for 15 minutes.
5. Take the saucepan out of the heat and cool the mixture.
6. Drain the mixture and reserve the liquid.
7. In a mixing bowl, pour the liquid and add enough milk to make a resultant 1/2 cup liquid.
8. In another bowl, place the shortening and granulated sugar and cream the mixture.
9. Now add the egg and beat the mixture well.
10. In a third bowl, add 1 1/2 cups flour, the baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and mix them together.
11. Add the flour mixture to the creamed sugar mixture alternating with the milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
12. Stir in the apricots to the resultant mixture.
13. Take the greased cake pan and turn the mixture into it.
14. In a fourth bowl, add the brown sugar and the all-purpose cup flour and mix together.
15. To this, add the butter or margarine and cut in till it forms a crumbly texture.
16. Mix the almonds to this mixture.
17. Sprinkle the almond mixture over the batter in the cake pan.
18. In the oven, place the pan and bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 40 to 45 minutes.

SERVING
19. Serve the cake warm with coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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