King Babka Cake

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2 tablespoons instant dry active yeast

3/4 cup lukewarm milk

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature or melted and slightly cooled

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for greasing the bowl and baking sheet

6 tablespoons sugar

4 large egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups flour, plus more for the work surface

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted (see NOTE)

Heatproof gold coin (optional)

1 large egg white

2 tablespoons water

1 cup confectioners' sugar

Light corn syrup (may substitute water or milk)

Vanilla, almond or lemon extract

Colored sugar, for garnish (optional)

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