APPLE STREUSEL CAKE
- Recipe By : CREATIVE COOK
- Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
- Categories : Breakfast Cakes
- Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup chopped apples
- 1 cup sliced almonds, pecans, or walnuts -- optional
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons butter -- melted
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons orange juice
MAKING THE STREUSEL:
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9 or 10 inch tube pan. To prepare streusel, in a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, apples, almonds, flour and cinnamon. Stir in melted butter.
MAKING THE CAKE:
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; mix well. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition. Add vanilla.
Set mixer to low; alternately beat flour mixture and orange juice into egg mixture. Spoon half of batter into tube pan. Sprinkle with half of streusel.
Spoon the remaining batter over the streusel, spreading to make an even layer. Swirl batter with a knife to create a marble pattern.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove cake from oven; sprinkle top with remaining streusel. Return cake to the oven; bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 30-35 minutes. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely.
Combine the confectioners' sugar and orange juice. Mix well. Turn cake out onto a serving plate; invert so streusel is on top. Drizzle glaze over cake; serve.