There is just something about the word "streusel" in anything that makes me want to eat it! I expect anything with the word 'streusel' in it to have a yummy ribbon of brown sugar goodness running through it and this cake doesn't disappoint. This makes a wonderful breakfast cake or coffee cake! This is what you will need for this yummy cake:
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 Tbs. butter, melted
1 Tbs. orange zest
1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 Tbs. orange zest
1 tsp. almond flavoring
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup orange juice
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 -2 Tbs. orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a Bundt pan or a tube pan with nonstick spray for baking.
Place the brown sugar, nuts, and flour in a bowl and mix. Stir in the butter and orange zest. You can pulse this in the food processor to chop the nuts a little finer if so desired.
In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in the zest and almond flavoring.
In another bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the flour mixture and the orange juice alternately mixing after each addition just until well combined.
Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the streusel. Pour the other half of the cake batter over streusel layer and top with the rest of the streusel.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. A pick inserted in the center should come out clean. Remove and allow to cool in the pan.
While the cake cools, prepare the glaze by mixing the confectioner's sugar with just enough orange juice to make a glaze you can drizzle over the cake.
Turn the cake out onto a cake plate and drizzle with glaze. This is great with a good cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk!