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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 ˝ cups sugar
  • 7 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup almonds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 bag of whole blanched almonds


 
 

Procedure:

  • Cream butter and sugar for 10 minutes, add egg yolks and flavorings.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except egg whites.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff in a separate bowl.
  • Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Blend well.
  • Grease baking pan (round 14” pan).
  • Pour in batter and tuck coin (thinly wrapped in Aluminum Foil) into batter, then hand lay whole blanched almonds around perimeter of surface.
    (You can also spell out the current year in the middle of cake)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Note: For a smaller cake, prepare half of recipe, and bake in a 10” round greased baking
pan for about 30 minutes.

 
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