1 cup sugar (I made that a "generous" cup)
1 1⁄2 teaspoons almond extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
2 large Macintosh apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 teaspoons cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter
Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan (I used Pam baking with flour)
In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar for a couple of minutes.
Add in the eggs almond extract, beat for about 5 minutes.
In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add to creamed mixture alternating with sour cream.
Fold in the apples.
In a small bowl, combine the (nuts), brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.
Spread half the batter into prepared baking pan.
Sprinkle the nut mixture evenly over the batter.
Add the last half of the batter and smooth as best you can, then top with remaining streusel.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the cake tests done.
I'll sprinkle some powdered sugar over it once it is cool.
Moist, flavorful, yummy.
This is one I will make again.