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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

3 Eggs

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.

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