Generously grease a bundt. Gently press 1/2 cup chapped almonds in botton and half-way up sides of pan, in large bowl at low speed mix all ingredients less whole almond, apricot preserve and 3 tsp orange juice. Beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in whole almond. Carefully pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 oF for 35 - 45 minutes.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes invert onto serving plate. In small bowl, combine the apricot preserve and remaining orange juice, blend well. Spoon over warm cake and cool to receive a delightful Almond Legend Cake.
History of the recipe
From immemorial times the almond is considered a symbol of love, wealth and happiness. Believed connected with the Greek culture, the legend tells Princess Phyllis was turned into an almond tree by the Gods, after she die of sadness, waiting for her loved Demophon returns to marry her. Perhaps because the legend, almonds are currently presented at weddings, festivals and special events as a symbol of prosperity and union.
The almonds’ pleasant aroma and unusual taste makes them one of the most consumed seed, with high popularity in the world of international pastry. The Almond Legend Cake delights our palate by combining the sweetness with the lighter, bitter flavor of the almond oil. The sugared cover is made in synonymous of the deeper love and the almond inside represents the eternal spirit of youthful impetuosity.
Prepare the Almond Legend Cake following the advice given: one single almond seed should be included intact. Odds numbers symbolize fortune and luck. When the cake is divided, the person who gets the Almond will be blessed with great joy and happiness.
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