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Almond Jelly Cake. Mrs. George Kling. Recipe

The Almond Jelly Cake is a delicious dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. This recipe has been passed down from Mrs. George Kling, who perfected it with her own special touches. This cake consists of layers of moist and fluffy cake, filled with a creamy and nutty almond sauce. The combination of flavors and textures in this cake is sure to impress your family and friends.

Before we dive into the recipe, let's explore some fun facts about the Almond Jelly Cake. Almonds have been cultivated for thousands of years, and they have a rich history in various cultures around the world. They are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, making them a popular ingredient in many desserts. Almonds are often associated with good luck and fertility, and they are believed to bring happiness and prosperity. This makes the Almond Jelly Cake a delightful dessert for special occasions and celebrations.

Now, let's jump right into the recipe for the Almond Jelly Cake.

Ingredients:
- Three coffee-cups sugar
- One heaping coffee-cup butter
- Yolks of six eggs, beaten together to a cream
- Five even cups sifted flour
- Four teaspoonfuls baking powder
- One and one-half cups sweet milk
- Whites of six eggs, beaten to a stiff froth
- One teaspoonful lemon flavoring

Instructions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), and prepare your cake pans by greasing and flouring them.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
3. Add the beaten egg yolks to the mixture and continue to beat until well combined.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the sifted flour and baking powder.
5. Gradually add the flour mixture and sweet milk to the creamed butter, sugar, and egg yolk mixture. Mix until well incorporated.
6. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
7. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the cake batter, being careful not to overmix.
8. Add the lemon flavoring to the batter and stir to distribute evenly.
9. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans, dividing it equally among the pans.
10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
11. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool completely before assembling.

Almond Sauce for Filling:
Ingredients:
- Three pounds almonds, blanched and pounded to a paste
- One and one-half coffee-cups fresh, pure sour cream
- One and one-half coffee-cups sugar
- Four eggs (whites and yolks beaten thoroughly together)
- Vanilla extract

Instructions:
1. In a large bowl, combine the almond paste, sour cream, sugar, and beaten eggs.
2. Stir all the ingredients together until well combined.
3. Add vanilla extract to taste, adjusting the amount to drown out the taste of sour cream.
4. Once the cakes have cooled, spread a generous layer of the almond sauce between each layer of cake.
5. Stack the cake layers on top of each other, creating a multi-layered cake.
6. Optionally, you can spread a thin layer of the almond sauce on the sides and top of the cake, or you can leave it plain and decorate it as desired.

The Almond Jelly Cake is now ready to be served. Cut slices of this delightful cake and enjoy the creamy and nutty flavor combination. This cake is perfect for special occasions, parties, or as a treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

If you're looking for similar recipe dishes, you might want to consider trying other almond-based desserts like Almond Tarts, Almond Cookies, or Almond Cheesecake. These desserts also showcase the delicious flavors and versatility of almonds, allowing you to explore more ways to incorporate them into your baking.

Enjoy baking and savoring the deliciousness of the Almond Jelly Cake!

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