Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake


More than 80% of Canada's raspberries are grown right here in the Fraser Valley. And since it is the season...there are a lot of raspberry recipes happening around here these days.   Here is a moist raspberry coffee cake...that we enjoyed yesterday.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 oz./250 ml cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
 
Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Butter a 10" spring form pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. With a pastry blender or electric mixer, combine flour, sugar and cool butter until well blended and mixture resembles a fine streusel.  Measure out 1 cup of crumbs and set aside.
  3. To remaining streusel mix, add baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix.
  4. Add sour cream, egg and vanilla and beat only until the batter is smooth. 
  5. Spread the batter onto the bottom and slightly up the sides of the prepared pan.
  6. Using a clean mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar.  Add egg and orange zest and beat until light  and fluffy.
  7. Next, spread the cream cheese filling over the cake batter.
  8. Scatter the fresh raspberries over the filling.
  9. Top with reserved cup of streusel.
  10. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the streusel is golden and toothpick inserted in centre of cake comes out clean.
  11. Place on a rack to cool.  Remove ring and slide cake onto a dessert plate.
  12. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature. 


10 comments:

  1. With great willpower, I have been able to admire the scrumptious delights shared here but not indulge in the glorious flavors thereof - until today

    oh my goodness - this will be made and shared with my quilting friends at our day together sewing

    Thank you !

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  2. This looks absolutely delicious! I'm such a fan of coffee cakes, this sounds so great.

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  3. What a delicious and simple recipe. Who doesn't love a good coffee cake? I will definitly be trying this recipe.
    AMY

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  4. We picked raspberries this weekend! And ate them out of our hands! This looks wonderful! ♥

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  5. I sure do love berries this time of year, beautiful cake

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  6. This looks like one I will have to whip up. We love raspberries. Kathy

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  7. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing!! Will surely have to try this once our little rasberry bushes start yielding. Hopefully we'll get more than what we need for just fresh eating this summer!

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  8. Oh my goodness. I'm going to have to try this for my July company!

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  9. We have more raspberries than we know what to do with. I froze quite a few but they keep coming. I am so happy to find your scrumptious coffee cake.

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  10. This sounds delicious!!!! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing

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