Feb 042011
 

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Cinnamon Toasted Almonds

Cinnamon Toasted Almonds

the Ingredients

the Ingredients

Pouring Sugar

Pouring Sugar

Adding Brown Sugar

Adding Brown Sugar

Adding Salt

Adding Salt

Adding Cinnamon

Adding Cinnamon

Mixing

Mixing

About to Beat Egg Whites

About to Beat Egg Whites

Beating Egg Whites

Beating Egg Whites

Frothy

Frothy

Adding Vanilla

Adding Vanilla

Beating

Beating

Beaten

Beaten

Adding Almonds

Adding Almonds

Mixing the Almonds with the Egg White Mixture

Mixing the Almonds with the Egg White Mixture

Getting Covered in Egg White Mixture

Getting Covered in Egg White Mixture

Adding Sugar Mixture

Adding Sugar Mixture

Gently Mixing

Gently Mixing

Ready for the Oven

Ready for the Oven

Pour onto Cookie Pan

Pour onto Cookie Pan

Spreading them Out

Spreading them Out

Now Really Ready for the Oven

Now Really Ready for the Oven

Halfway Done

Halfway Done

Done but Still on the Sheet

Done but Still on the Sheet

Cooling

Cooling

Cinnamon Toasted Almonds

1 whole egg whites
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups unblanched almonds
1/8 cup sugar
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until frothy; beat in vanilla. Add almonds; stir gently to coat. Combine the sugars, salt and cinnamon; add to nut mixture and stir gently to coat.

Spread evenly into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 300° for 30-40 minutes or until almonds are crisp, stirring once. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

Original recipe came from here.

LOVE THESE!!!! Yes they are all caps worthy! As you can probably tell I’m not a huge nut person and I’m not sure what possessed me to make these, but I’m glad I did! They taste like candy, and I like candy!!! If you like almonds I really insist you make these!

Oct 172010
 

My daughter Amara’s school was having a “Concert on the Green” and one of the activities was a Cake Walk. Well you know I had to make a cake or 3! With the help of my wonderful mother, we spent 2 days baking 3 cakes! Sadly Amara got sick the evening of the event and we were unable to go, but we dropped of our cakes and hopefully they were loved (and eaten) by some lucky families!

Cake 1

Basic Cake Mix Ingredients

Basic Cake Mix Ingredients

Cake Mix

Cake Mix

Water

Water

Eggs

Eggs

Oil

Oil

Mixing

Mixing

Mixed

Mixed

Pouring into Pans

Pouring into Pans

All Cooked

All Cooked

Filling Ingredients and Canned Frosting

Filling Ingredients and Canned Frosting

Sugar

Sugar

Evaporated Milk

Evaporated Milk

Marshmallows

Marshmallows

Mom Stirring

Mom Stirring

99.9% Cooked

99.9% Cooked

Adding the Almonds

Adding the Almonds

Adding the Coconut

Adding the Coconut

Stirring

Stirring

Yummy Filling

Yummy Filling

First Layer

First Layer

Putting on the Filling

Putting on the Filling

Layer of Filling

Layer of Filling

Second Layer of Cake

Second Layer of Cake

Dripping

Dripping

Frosted

Frosted

Shaving the Chocolate

Shaving the Chocolate

CAKE!!!

CAKE!!!

Almond Joy Cake

1 19.25 ounce chocolate cake mix (and ingredients to make the cake)
20 whole marshmallows, large size
1 11 ounce package coconut
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped almonds
1 16 ounce tub chocolate frosting

Make chocolate cake according to package directions in 2 round pans. While cake is cooling, heat evaporated milk, sugar and marshmallows in large saucepan until marshmallows are melted. Add coconut and almonds. Spread mixture on top of the bottom cake layer. Top with other cake layer and frost entire cake with chocolate frosting.

NOTES- I have no idea where I got this recipe and as you can tell the directions are very basic. Here are some things that I would do differently the second time around. I would let the filling cool before putting it on the cake and definately let it cool before frosting. After we frosted it, we put it in the refrigerator to cool and set up. After that we had to touch up the frosting in some spots from where the filling leaked and from where it melted the frosting. We also added some chopped almonds, coconut and shaved chocolate to the top for decoration. All in all, it was pretty simple and it looked great!