Sunday, February 19, 2012

Raspberry Cream Coffee Cake

Some flavors are meant to be together. Peanut butter & grape jelly, maple & walnut, and here, raspberries & almonds. What are your favorite flavor pairings?

This coffee cake is elegant and easy. It starts off with your basic sour cream coffee cake with a layer of jam and a tangy cream cheese filling. Then it gets topped off with an almond crumb topping. The jam and cream cheese remind me of the Danish pastries I used to eat as a kid.

Raspberry Cream Coffee Cake
9" round cake | adapted from

2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup raspberry jam
1/4 cup sliced almonds

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour and 3/4 cup sugar. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 cup of crumbs.

2. To remaining crumb mixture, add baking powder, baking soda, salt, sour cream, almond extract, and 1 egg. Blend well. Spread batter over bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of greased and floured 9 inch springform pan. Batter should be about 1/4 inch thick on sides.

3. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 egg. Blend well. Pour in batter lined pan. Spoon jam over cream cheese mixture. In a small bowl, combine reserved crumbs and sliced almonds. Sprinkle over jam. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes.


Sara said...

Looks delicious! I love raspberries and almonds together.

Jessica said...

Yum - I loved those raspberry Danish pastries, and haven't had one in ages. I think this cake would be much tastier!

Im At Home Baking said...

Ohhh, yum..delicious!!

Jennifurla said...

Love this favlor combo myself.

Lizzy said...

This is one of my go-to coffee cake's FABULOUS!!!

eatme_delicious said...

This looks so good with the crumbs and cream cheese and layered jam yum!

Geni said...

I think I would request this for my birthday cake. Oh my. That looks so moist, fruity and love that pretty swirl.