Magen David D'Light Cake
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepared the Star of David Bundt pan by coating with cooking spray. Empty the contents of the cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add the rose water, almond oil, eggs, as well as the vanilla and almond extracts, and butter flavorings plus the lemon and orange peel. Beat at medium speed using an electric mixer for two minutes. Use a sharp paring knife to finely chop the apricots prior to adding them, along with the coconut, to the mixture and beat 30 seconds more. Use your hands (or other flat object) to crush the sliced almonds into smaller pieces prior to opening the package and adding entire contents to the cake mixture, followed by the tiny chocolate chips. Then use a large spoon to gently fold the almonds and chocolate chips thoroughly into the batter. Transfer cake batter to the prepared pan and place pan into the oven.
Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 45 minutes (or until a tester into the top center of the cake comes out clean). Cool cake approximately 30 minutes and then invert pan onto serving plate.
Cake may be served undecorated at this point due to the intricate, multidimensional design of this pan. To decorate this cake, use the rosette tip for the blue icing and draw lines inside each of the six upper indentions of the Star of David, then sprinkle blue sugar crystals over the entire top of the cake. Refrigerate until served and refrigerate any uneaten portions.
Cake serves approximately 12 or more people (who probably will think the cake is so pretty that they won't want to cut it)! Note: This unique cake could also be baked in the classic Bundt pan or another Bundt pan (if for some reason the Star of David pan is not appropriate).
If you enjoy this recipe, take a look at Platinum Star of David Bundt Pan
Nordic Ware Recipes
1 package (18.25 oz) Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix
1 cup rose water (Cortas brand or equivalent)
(Note: regular water can be used, but this adds unique East Mediterranean flavor â?? the rose scent and flavor will not bake out).
2 Tbsp almond oil
3 large eggs
1 Tbsp clear imitation vanilla extract
1 Tbsp almond extract
1 Tbsp imitation butter flavoring
1 Tbsp dried grated lemon peel
1 Tbsp dried grated orange peel
Â¼ cup finely chopped dried apricots
Â½ cup shredded flake coconut
1 package (3.75 oz) Sunkist Almond Accents, Original Oven Roasted variety
Â½ cup Nestle Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
1 can (6.4 oz) blue color Betty Crocker Decorating Icing with tips
1 jar (2.25 oz) blue sugar crystals