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Almond Sparkle Cake

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Ingredients
  Yellow cake mix 8 Ounce (1 Package, Loaf Size)
  Slivered almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), toasted (From A 5 Ounce Can)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Syrup)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Topping)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2) Lightly grease a 9X1 ½-inch round layer-cake pan.

MAKING
3) In a bowl, make the cake batter using cake mix, following the instructions mentioned on the label.
4) Add in the silvered almonds and stir to mix.
5) Transfer the cake batter to the cake pan.
6) Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
7) Allow to cool the cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
8) In a saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of sugar and water until boil, and simmer for 5 minutes.
9) Add in the lemon juice and almond extract.

FINALIZING
10) Take the pan away from heat.
11) Invert the cake out onto a serving plate.
12) Gently stream the hot syrup over slowly, allow it to soak into cake.
13) Dredge the top with the 1 tablespoon of sugar.

SERVING
14) Slice the cake into 6 wedges and serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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