This is a fabulous coffee cake! It has a crumbly sliced almond and brown sugar streusel topping plus a delicious glaze and a hint of orange throughout the cake. For variety, substitute a different type of nut in the streusel mixture. You can also use a Bundt cake pan if you don't have a tube pan. Absolutely irresistible!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Streusel:
Cake:
Glaze:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch tube pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, almonds, and flour. Stir in butter and 1 teaspoon orange zest, and set aside.

  • In a separate medium bowl, thoroughly beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Mix in eggs one at a time. Beat in remaining teaspoon orange zest and vanilla extract.

  • In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda. With an electric mixer set to Low, alternately mix in egg mixture and 2/3 cups orange juice to make a batter. Spoon 1/2 the batter into the prepared 9 inch tube pan. Top with 1/2 the brown sugar mixture. Cover with remaining batter, and top with remaining brown sugar mixture.

  • Bake 25 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

  • Mix 5 teaspoons orange juice and confectioner's sugar in a small bowl, and use to glaze the cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

416 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 58.9g 19% DV; fat 18.1g 28% DV; cholesterol 74.5mg 25% DV; sodium 233.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I thought this was delicious! Based on the previous comments I baked this cake for longer (40-45 mins) and used less streusel for the middle layer. I really like the orange flavor of the cake. It's pretty sweet so I would even leave off the glaze. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
The brown sugar melts and makes the cake mushy and it looks and even tastes raw. I would never even attempt this cake again. Read More
(16)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I thought this was delicious! Based on the previous comments I baked this cake for longer (40-45 mins) and used less streusel for the middle layer. I really like the orange flavor of the cake. It's pretty sweet so I would even leave off the glaze. Read More
(19)
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
The brown sugar melts and makes the cake mushy and it looks and even tastes raw. I would never even attempt this cake again. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2005
I was not sure if I should attempt this recipe due to low ratings but it looked like the kind I like with no box ingredients etc. I made it for my co-workers and it was a tremendous hit. I thought it was excellent myself. Not too much work and a very nice orange flavor that I often don't bake with. I got one complement that it was the best cake a girl had ever had. So I recommend trying it. I am actually going to bake it again for another group of friends very soon! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2007
I was surprised when I read the review about how awful this coffeecake was as I have made it on many many occasions and it has always turned out wonderful. It has a little coarser texture rather than cake like but that's how a coffeecake should be. I have also made this into mini bundt cakes and they have been wonderful. I highly recommend this recipe! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2010
i tried out the recipe tdy..it came out perfectly well..it is one of the tastiest cakes!! i had to use almost 1 cup of orange juice to make the batter loose enough..as well to save time i chopped the almonds instead of slicing.. i baked it for abt 50 mnts...did not use any glaze...the cake as such is sweet enough.... super yummy crunchy cake!! frnds pls do try it out.. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2011
After reading may reviews I decided to add in some orange yogurt to combat some of the dryness that was an issue. I also added in some orange extract to up the orange flavor. Even after those additions it wasn't very "orangy". Best eaten warm from the oven as it tends to dry out quickly. Not one I'm likely to re-do. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2007
I found this to be coarse and dry. I did increase the baking time slightly due to previous review. Also I found it to be a bit bland (and I even increased the orange peel). I think basically a good flavor combination and I haven't given up on it - next time I will add a bit of sour cream maybe some orange extract to pop the flavor a bit. I was disappointed in the recipe as written which is rare for this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2006
What a great coffee cake! I was afraid it would be too sweet with all the brown sugar in the streusel and the powdered sugar glaze but it was perfect. I didn't have an orange to zest so I stirred in a can of drained mandarin oranges for added flavor and moisture. Finally I sprinkled toasted almonds over the top of the glazed cake for a pretty presentation. I'd definitely make this cake again - it's a perfect addition to any brunch table! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2011
This was an exceptional coffee cake. This recipe will be added to make it often list. The only change I did was to use only 1/2 cup of brown sugar otherwise I followed it exactly. It is wonderful with the glaze. It IS a sweet coffee cake but then that's the way coffee cake should be. Right? I found that I had to bake it for 40 minutes but everyone's oven is different. I added some orage zest to the glaze too. Love this recipe. For you doubters out there...try it you'll like it!!! I guarantee you'll get compliments. Read More
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