This was originally from the "Moosewood Sundays" cookbook and was an instant hit around here...part coffeecake, part dessert - yummy! I've never had almonds in the house, but can vouch that it's great even without them. I've added in a bit of orange rind to the cranberry mix before too, to give it a nice zing. I have always used a Bundt pan...makes for a very pretty presentation for breakfast, brunch, tea, dessert, or gifts, especially around the winter holidays.
Here's a nice gift idea for your sweetie - or yourself! This is so refreshing and tingly, particularly in the summer when the toner has been in the fridge and you pat it on your face ... I love the feeling of the peppermint. As always, test this in an inconspicuous place to be sure that you have no allergies to any ingredients.
This is by far the best all purpose cleaner I've found. It is fabulous on windows and mirrors, degreases wonderfully, and cuts gunk on sinks etc. and shines, shines, shines. I use it for everything but wood.