"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!" — JLDC
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freshly grated orange zest
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.
The brown sugar melts and makes the cake mushy and it looks and even tastes raw. I would never even attempt this cake again.
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!
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!
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..
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.
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.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Almond Orange Streusel Coffee Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 163
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