Black Velvet Cake
2 Cups Almonds - slivered, slightly toasted
12 Ounces Chocolate chips
1 Devil’s food cake mix
1 3-1/2 ounce Package instant Chocolate pudding
1 Cup Sour cream
1/2 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Oil
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Almond extract
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Sprinkle 1/2 cup almonds on bottom of greased 10" 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.