4 loaves

How to Make It

Step 1

Grease four 7 1/2- x 3- x 2-inch loaf pans, and line the sides and bottom with greased heavy brown paper. Set aside.

Step 2

Combine almonds and 1/2 cup orange juice; set aside.

Step 3

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 4

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and mace; add to creamed mixture alternately with 1 cup orange juice, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition.

Step 5

Dredge remaining ingredients in 1/2 cup flour; gently stir into batter. Add almond mixture, stirring well

Step 6

Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cakes completely in pans.

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