Delicious Almond Streusel Cake

published by starrleena magic on Sep 18, 2012

This cake is perfect for the holidays! Transform a plain cake into an irresistible delight, with a crumbly almond streusel!

This cake is perfect for the holidays! Transform a plain cake into an irresistible delight, with a crumbly almond streusel!

Ingredients

1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 TBSP melted butter or margarine
1 tsp grated orange zest
1 stick melted butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup orange juice
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 1/2 cups orange juice

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Grease a 9 or 10-inch tube pan. To prepare the streusel, in a medium bowl mix together 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup sliced almonds, and 1/4 cup flour. Stir in the 3 TBSP butter and 1 tsp orange zest and put to the side. To prepare the cake, in a large bowl use an electric mixer set to medium speed and beat together 1 stick butter and 1/2 cup sugar until fluffy. Add 3 eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1 tsp orange zest and 1/2 tsp vanilla. In a large bowl, mix together the 2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1 tsp baking powder and set aside. Reduce mixer speed to low. Alternately beat flour mixture and 2/3 cup orange juice into egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Spoon half of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the streusel. Top with the remaining batter and streusel. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely. To prepare the glaze, in a cup stir together confectioners’ sugar and 2 1/2 cups orange juice until smooth. Turn the cake out on a serving plate, placing it right side up. Drizzle with the glaze.

Prep Time: 25 Min


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