Raspberry Almond Layer Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 8
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--- cake-
3 large egg yolks
1 cup juice -- apple, concentrated
3/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon extract -- almond
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup almonds -- chopped
4 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup cream -- heavy
1/2 cup fruit spread -- raspberry
2 tablespoons liqueur -- almond
1/3 cup almonds -- slivered

Preparation / Directions:

Melt butter; let cool. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 9" round cake pans; set aside. Beat egg yolks in large bowl. Blend in apple juice concentrate, butter, and extract. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to egg yolk mixture, beating until well-blended. Stir in chopped almonds. Beat egg whites with cream or tartar at high speed in small bowl of electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter; spread evenly into prepared pans. Bake 18-20 minutes, until cake is golden brown around edges. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Turn cakes onto racks; cool completely. Beat cream at high speed in small bowl of electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add fruit spread, 1 tb at a time, beating until thick and well-blended. Brush liqueur evenly over cake layers; stack layers. Frost top and sides with whipped cream mixture; press slivered almonds around edge. Garnish with fresh raspberries, if desired.


Nutritional Information:

469 Calories (kcal); 33g Total Fat; (62% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate; 152mg Cholesterol; 407mg Sodium

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