1 ½ cup sugar
1 ½ cup water
Prepare syrup by boiling sugar, water, and lemon juice for 5 minutes.
Sift flour with baking powder and mix with simigdali. In another bowl beat butter, adding sugar a little at a time, mixing. Add egg yolks and mix until fluffy. Fold in flour mixture and lemon peel, alternating with milk. Whip egg whites in separate bowl until stiff. Add to flour mixture. Blend. Empty mixture into a well buttered and floured round pan. Bake at 330 degrees for 45 minutes.
When cake comes out of oven, drizzle warm syrup over cake with spoon. Let cake cool, and then sprinkle powdered sugar, cinnamon, and almonds over top.