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Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped almonds
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups mashed bananas
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
Cream cheese frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup margarine
1 pound powdered sugar

Instructions

Mix and sift flour, white sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir in almonds. Beat eggs slightly, combine with vegetable oil, almond extract, bananas and pineapple. Add to dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly, but do not beat. Spoon into a well-oiled 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire cake rack. Remove pan. Cool before frosting. To make frosting, soften cream cheese and margarine to room temperature. Cream with powdered sugar. Frost cake and store in the refrigerator until served.

Becky Lopez
Davenport



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