Monday, March 5, 2007

Yummy Raspberry Coffee Cake

I've had so many requests for this recipe that I mentioned from a few posts back, I asked my friend, Kelly for it. Here it is, it really is great, give it a try and let me know what you think!

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Almond Streusel (see below)

2 cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup stick margarine or butter, softened

1 cup milk

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. salt

1 large egg

½ pkg. (about 8 oz size) *Almond paste, finely chopped

1 cup fresh or unsweetened frozen (thawed and drained) raspberries

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease bottom and sides of a medium springform pan, with shortening.
  2. Prepare almond streusel; set aside.
  3. Beat remaining ingredients, except almond paste and raspberries in medium bowl with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Spread half of the batter in pan. Sprinkle with half each of the almond paste, raspberries and streusel. Repeat with remaining batter, almond paste, raspberries and streusel.
  5. Bake about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.

Almond Streusel

¼ cup firm stick margarine

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup sugar

1/3 cup slivered almonds

Cut margarine into flour and sugar in medium bowl, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until crumbly. Stir in almonds.

*Note: You can buy Almond paste at the Bulk Barn. It’s located in the candied fruit section and comes in a baggie. You just need to cut it up.

Enjoy! :)


Quilt Nut said...

mmm. thanx for sharing

Anonymous said...

Sure, just when we decide it's time to put our household on a diet. But I'll definitely be saving this for treat day!