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       Title: BLACK VELVET
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 6 servings
       2 c  Almonds - slivered, slightly
      12 oz Chocolate chips
       1    Devil’s food cake mix
       1 pk Chocolate pudding - instant,
            -3-1/2 oz. package
       4    Eggs
       1 c  Sour cream
     1/2 c  Water
     1/4 c  Oil
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 ts Almond extract
     1/4 ts Cinnamon
   Calories     per serving:             Number of Servings:   0 Fat grams per
   serving:              Approx. Cook Time: Cholesterol per serving: Marks:
   Sprinkle 1/2 cup almonds on bottom of greased 10-inch tube pan. Set aside
   rest of almonds and chocolate chips.  Place remaining ingredients in mixer
   bowl.  Beat 4 minutes.  Fold in chips and almonds, then pour into pan. Bake
   in 350 F oven 60 to 70 minutes. Cool 15 minutes and remove from pan. Serve
   with topping of whipped cream if desired.
   Note from me:  A nice touch would be to puncture finished cake with
   long-tined fork.  Dribble over cake about 1/4 cup Kahlua.  Then serve with
   sweetened whipped cream flavored with almond or vanilla extract.
   From “The Seven Chocolate Sins” by Ruth Moorman & Lalla Williams.