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Almond Streusel Cake

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Servings: 16
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

    STREUSEL -- recipe
1  c  Sugar, brown -- firmly
1  c  Almonds -- sliced
1/4  c  Flour
3  tb  Butter -- melted
1  t  Orange zest -- grated
    CAKE -- recipe
1/2  c  Butter -- softened
1/2  c  Sugar
3  lg  Eggs
1  t  Orange zest -- grated
1/2  ts  Vanilla extract
2  c  Flour
1  t  Baking powder
1  t  Baking soda
2/3  c  Orange juice
    GLAZE -- recipe
1/2  c  Sugar, powdered
2 1/2  ts  Orange juice

25 minutes preparation 30-35 minutes baking 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 or 10" tube pan. 2 To prepare the streusel, in a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, nuts, and flour. Stir in the butter and zest. 3 To prepare cake, in a large bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in zest and vanilla. 4 In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. 5 Reduce mixer speed to low. Alternately beat flour mixture and orange juice into egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour. 6 Spoon half of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the streusel. Top with the remaining batter and streusel. 7 Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely. 8 To prepare the glaze, in a cup, stir together confectioners' sugar and orange juice until smooth. 9 Turn the cake out onto a serving plate, placing it right-side up. Drizzle with the glaze. Recipe By : Home Baking 08-03 From: Margaret Young Date: 06-21-96 (18:36)

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