Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Desserts for All Occasions - Almond Orange Streusel Cake

Almond Orange Streusel Cake
Cake made in Spring Form Pan as a single layer

1 c firmly packed Brown Sugar
1 c sliced or slivered Almonds
1/4 c All-Purpose Flour
3 T Earth Balance Soy Garden*
1 T Orange or Lemon Zest

1/2 c Earth Balance Soy Garden
1/2 c Sugar
2 T Ener-G Egg Replacer *
4 T Soymilk or Water
1 T Orange or Lemon Zest
1 T Vanilla Extract
2 c All-Purpose Flour, sifted or Pastry Flour
1 t Baking Powder
1 t Baking Soda
2/3 c Orange or Lemon Juice (you can also do a combination of the two)

1/2 c Confectioners' Sugar
2 1/2 t Orange or Lemon Juice

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 9-10 in pan (you can use a tube pan or a spring form pan)

Prepare the Streusel in a medium bowl . Mix together brown sugar, almonds and flour. stir in the soy butter and zest. Set aside.

In a large bowl , using an electric mixer, beat together on medium speed butter & sugar until fluffy. Add Ener-G egg replacer and Soymilk or water, beat until well mixed. Beat in Vanilla and Zest.

In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder & baking soda.

Reduce mixer speed to low. Alternately beat flour mixture and juice into egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour.

Spoon half the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half the streusel. Top with remaining batter and streusel.

Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean. 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

To prepare glaze, stir together confectioners sugar and juice until smooth.

Place cake on serving plate and drizzle with glaze.

This is a family favorite. I have made this cake many different ways. Sometimes I will use a tube pan but more often than not I use the spring form pan and instead of doing two layers I usually do a single layer and spread the streusel on the top. You could probably use less of the streusel doing it this way but I always use it all. I have made this for Breakfasts and for Dessert after special meals. This is a rich and delicious cake.

Serve with coffee or iced tea and you have a wonderful dessert for company.

*These items can also be purchased at your local health food stores

I hope you all enjoy!

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