Bake-Off® Contest 30, 1982
Tucson, Arizona

Almond-Filled Cookie Cake

Grated lemon peel brings out the flavor of almonds in a moist filling of a sandwich cookie-like cake.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Crust

2 2/3
cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
1 1/3
cups sugar
1 1/3
cups butter, softened (do not use margarine)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
egg

Filling

1
cup finely chopped almonds
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
egg, slightly beaten
4
whole blanched almonds

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LOCATION

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  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Place cookie sheet in oven to preheat. Grease 10 or 9-inch springform pan. In large bowl, blend all crust ingredients at low speed until dough forms. If desired, refrigerate dough for easier handling. Divide dough in half. Spread half in bottom of greased pan to form crust.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except whole almonds; blend well. Spread over crust to within 1/2 inch of sides of pan.
  • 3 Between 2 sheets of waxed paper, press remaining dough to 10 or 9-inch round. Remove top sheet of waxed paper; place dough over filling. Remove waxed paper; press dough in place. Top with whole almonds.
  • 4 Place cake on preheated cookie sheet. Bake at 325°F. for 65 to 75 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes; remove sides of pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Place cookie sheet in oven to preheat. Grease 10 or 9-inch springform pan. In large bowl, blend all crust ingredients at low speed until dough forms. If desired, refrigerate dough for easier handling. Divide dough in half. Spread half in bottom of greased pan to form crust.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except whole almonds; blend well. Spread over crust to within 1/2 inch of sides of pan.
  • 3 Between 2 sheets of waxed paper, press remaining dough to 10 or 9-inch round. Remove top sheet of waxed paper; place dough over filling. Remove waxed paper; press dough in place. Top with whole almonds.
  • 4 Place cake on preheated cookie sheet. Bake at 325°F. for 65 to 75 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes; remove sides of pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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