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Lemon-Almond Cake with Macerated Strawberries

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No one wants to bake when it's hot out. Thankfully, this lemon-almond cake from The Seasonal Baker: Easy Recipes From My Home Kitchen To Make Year-Round can be made days ahead of time; its use of oil instead of butter gives it a longer shelf life. Keep the berries cold and the cake warm, and you've got a glorious dessert. Cake sandwich, anyone?

Reprinted with permission from The Seasonal Baker by John Barricelli. Copyright © 2012. Published by Clarkson Potter. Available wherever books are sold. All rights reserved.

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