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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake - Pink Saturday



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I've wanted to try this recipe for years. I've seen it in many places but the version I used today came from Allrecipes. The cake intrigued me because it uses jam rather than berries. I tend to horde my stash of berries and use them only for special desserts. The cake is easy to make and can be on the table in a little over an hour. It consists of a layer of pastry that's covered with a cheese filling and spread with raspberry jam before being sprinkled with a struessel topping. It's a nice cake and I will keep the recipe. I have other coffee cakes that I prefer, but I like to have something new in reserve for the folks who eat regularly at my table. I substituted mascarpone for the cream cheese and used my own freezer jam rather than a commercial product. I'll use cream cheese the next time I make this and I plan to increase the amount of jam from 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup. I think I'll also try blackberry or peach jam in place of the raspberry. This is not a particularly sweet cake, nor will it win any beauty contests. It's makes a nice light dessert and would work well as part of a brunch buffet. If I had to sum up the cake in a single word the word I'd select would be "nice." Not great, just nice. Here's the recipe for a nice cake.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Allrecipes

Ingredients:

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1 egg, beaten
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
FILLING:
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1/2 cup slivered almonds
Confectioners' sugar (optional)

Directions:
1) In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Remove 1 cup and set aside. To remaining crumbs, add baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add sour cream, egg and almond extract; mix well. Spread in the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
2) To make filling, beat cream cheese, sugar and egg in a small bowl until blended. Pour over batter; spoon raspberry jam on top. Sprinkle with almonds and reserved crumbs.
3) Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides from pan. Dust top with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

This post is being linked to Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

77 comments :

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a great flavor-texture combo. I really enjoy the photos of your family...you are a lucky woman.

KathyB. said...

This "nice" cake looks wonderful to me and I know more than a few of my friends would love it. I like your suggestions for yourself and think peach jam more appealing to me.

Debinhawaii said...

Very pretty and very pink. It looks wonderful!

Donna-FFW said...

Love the sound of these 3 distinct layers of coffee cake. This sounds damn good, what actually, if you have a minute, are a couple of your favorite coffee cakes on your blog? Just wondering?

Lisa said...

Now I want cofee cake for breakfast. Love the layer of cheese.

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

I have a packages of cream cheese in my refrigerator just waiting for this recipe! Thankyou for the great recipe.
vickie

SmilingSally said...

Now that's a colorful twist on an old favorite. Thanks, Mary.

maryt/theteach said...

Oh, yum, Mary! Perfectly photographed! Perfectly posted! I bet it tastes perfectly delicious! :)

Lucy said...

Well I think this cake does indeed look very nice! I think I would happily eat a large slice :) Love the struesel topping.

Bella said...

Happy Pink Saturday! The "nice" cake looks and sounds pretty yummy to me. Please stop by and visit. I have a very special post today. :)
http://beautydoesmatter.blogspot.com/2009/10/pink-saturday-makeovers-with-heart.html

shopannies said...

this looks delicious wonder if you could use other flavor besides raspberry

. said...

It looks so good.
Alfazema

George Gaston said...

Mary, this looks like a delicious coffee cake. I like the cake texture and how you substituted the marscopone ~ giving I'm sure a nice smooth and sutle taste to the cheese layer. Many thanks...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I like having "nice" recipes that will work in a jiffy, and this seems to fit that bill, Mary. I love the idea of the raspberry jam, and it makes it so pretty. Everything that comes out of your kitchen is perfection, and I like reading about what works and doesn't for you. I always feel like I've learend something here. That's a good thing! :-)

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mary said...

Donna, I don't have them here yet. I was going to roll them out in November. I think I'll try to do it a little sooner.

zurin said...

The cake looks delicious! 3 textures in one cake and 3 flavours too. what a great recipe.Tq :))

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I am a big fan of - raspberries, cream cheese, coffee cake, and nice. Sounds great to me!

Alyssa said...

In my book there is no way one can go wrong with almond, cream cheese and fruit. Yum!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a beautiful and delicious looking cake. I am going to bookmark this one. Thanks for sharing it :)

My Crafty Little Page said...

Now I'm hungry! It looks absolutely delicious. :) Nancy

Bill C. said...

Now you went and did it. I was already hungry, but now I'm starving. That looks so good!

Barbara said...

I'm getting this set up for brunch tomorrow!

The Cooking Photographer said...

You said all the right things Mary. Raspberry, cream cheese, and coffee cake!

Nanita said...

Фантастичен десерт!Поздрави и усмивки!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

This is just a wonderful piece of cake art as well as a tasty treat! My mouth is definitely watering and I'll be dreaming of raspberry cream cheese coffee cake tonight! Gorgeous! Fabulous! Love your beautiful baking and blogging! Thank you for sharing this dreamy recipe!

Jennifer said...

Mary,Happpy Pink sat.Thank you for visiting my blog today and for your sweet comments.This recipe looks so yummy.I can't wait to try it.I bet it will be terrific.Have a wonderful cozy weekend.Hugs,Jennifer

Riet said...

What a lovely cake. And the recipe sounds real good. Happy pink Saturday

Thru Pink Curtains said...

mmm looks good will try it on the people at work this week!

She'sSewPretty said...

That looks yummy and perfect for Pink Saturday!

La Table De Nana said...

I have everything:) It is beautiful..I saw it at Jain's:)

Regina said...

Another yummy one! Thank you for sharing Mary. Happy Pink Saturday and a nice weekend.

CC said...

Hmmmm. Nice is not the word for this pretty cake. It looks scrumptious and I know I would love it. I brought my own little plate, may I have a small piece please?? :).
Happy Pinks Mary and have a wonderful weekend.

Baking Monster said...

yum coffee cake but with a twist. this looks greta Mary!

Teacup Mosaics said...

OHHHH you make me so hungry, so pretty and pink and I'll bet yummy! Happy PS!

Toni said...

I just love your blog! Thanks for the inspiration... that coffee cake looks fantastic!

Wish I could sit at your table... as a regular... but so appreciate you sharing this part of your life with us! Toni

melissa said...

Wow, Mary .. this looks devine!
And as always, your photo is fabulous!!

Have a nice weekend

Sares said...

It looks delicious and I love anything with almond extract. Happy Pink and have a great weekend!

Jillian said...

Oh my... looks SO GOOD! And well, kinda pink too! (But the looking delicious wins out over its pinkness...it is right before dinner and I am hungry! :)

gypsylulu said...

Oh, so yummy looking!...perfect for today! I love looking at your great recipes, Mary!
thanks for stopping by today too!
gypsy

LV said...

I do not know how much longer I will be able to visit your blog. All that cooking and not able to eat any of it is killing me. I have to check tho to see what I wish I had for a meal.

Martha said...

Yummy, I love Raspberries! Your post always make my mouth water, thank you.

Helene said...

I've made a similar coffee cake but with berries instead of jam. It looks delicious.

Terry said...

The cake sounds devine, the cream cheese is what lured me in. I love cream cheese almost any way you can make it.

Mollye said...

Hi Mary and Thanks for stopping by. I think I will clip this recipe and make it for Christmas brunch. My kids all love anything with Jam! Thanks for sharing your pink delight! Mollye

Renee' said...

Mary, what a lovely summation of a recipe. I understand, now, exactly what to expect from that recipe. Sometimes that candor is hard to find. Your blog looks intriguing and I'm on board. :)

fiberdoodles said...

Oh this looks so yummie! Thanks for the visit ;)

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Mary! I was looking for a celery soup recipe for the VERY reason you pointed out in your previous post!!! I'll be trying that one. On the coffee cake, we have only two, and maybe when we get near friends to share.

Woo HOO! I'm going to use my celery before I toss it. Happy Pink Saturday!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, I so need to stop coming to your blog Mary! Everything you post, I want to make right away! LOL

This recipe looks so scrumptious!

Happy PS!

Thanks for answering my question about fennel.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

you never run out of fabulous new ideas, do you? once again, beautiful and delicious

Cinnamonstitch said...

yummy yummy,,love love your blog
have a wonderful PINK saturday

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Mary;;; That coffee cake does look good.. love Raspberry,, I might just have to try an make the nice cake.... thank you for stopping by and for the sweet comment... have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Shirl said...

Hello Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Oh this looks so good! I might just have to try this one!
Have a great week!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow what a perfect cake want a slice!

Kathleen said...

Nice is good!
It looks delicious, Mary..I love your honest evaluations!

Summer Gypsy said...

YUM!!!! Beautiful cake! Thanks for visiting today, and Happy Pink Saturday to you!
:)Marilyn

Candy said...

Oh man that looks sooooo scrumptious.
Your grandsons look like a house full of fun and excitement. And lovely daughters. I bit they all enjoy all your 'lovin' from the oven.'
It was a busy PINK Saturday. Enjoying some great weather in our parts.
Blessings ;-)

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Mary, that looks delicious! Will add to my recipe file..
Thanks for stopping by my blog today to say hi...happy Pink Saturday even thought it is almost Sunday!
Barb

Rita said...

This recipe looks yummy. I have been a lurker here for a long while. I tried your Lemon pudding made with splenda several days ago and hubby loved it.

Had to find good recipes where splenda can be substituted for me and have him still what to eat it.

Thanks for the visit and the nice comment on my Autumn post.

Elizabeth said...

Raspberry is one of my favs, and I rarely see it in breakfast pastries. Yum! Thanks for visiting my PS!

Alessandra said...

I like the idea of using jam, it makes it more....'cold season cake', and 'old classic'

Vicki said...

Hi, Mary,
I always love to see what wonderful recipe you are going to have for us! Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage today and for the kind comments you always leave for me! Blessings to you and Happy Pink Saturday(I am running a little late!). Vicki

Our Back Porch said...

Yum-O! I SOOOOOO LOVE raspberry so this is the coffee cake for me! Thanks for coming by and for the prayers. Happy Pink Saturday.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

dottydotty said...

lete visiting everyone this week once again Mary that is a stunning looking cake hope you have a fab pink week

Katy ~ said...

You had me at raspberry and cream cheese. This coffee cake sounds very good to me. Doesn't have to be gourmet to be good or appreciated. It looks kind of homey to me; has a lot of appeal. Thanks for this lovely post.

Beverly said...

Well, nice just so happens to look delicious. And, I like your idea of trying it with other fruits. Why did you decide you want to use cream cheese instead of mascarpone next time?

Happy Pink Saturday, Mary.

Happily Retired Gal said...

My mouth is watering as I sip my morning coffee looking at this tasty treat ... wishing I had a taste but using my imagination vividly ;--)
Thanks for visiting my Pink Floral Mosaics. I'm playing catch up today after being away from the computer yesterday. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

Federica said...

wow che delizia!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

MMMM Raspberry Cheesecake sounds delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend : )

KBeau said...

That looks absolutely yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Is it snacktime yet? Happy belated PS!

My Little Space said...

I know I'm a bit late! This is an irresistible one. I got myself some frozen boysenberries last week. Quite expensive lol! Still planning what to do with them. I guess this is a good one.

jeanne said...

Hello Mary, your coffee cake looks nice enough to eat. I love anything with cheese. I think any jam would be delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Hugs, Jeanne

Jeanie said...

I'm so late visiting (thanks for stopping by the Marmelade Gypsy, by the way!).

But boy, am I glad I got here -- not just for this recipe and beautiful visuals, but for so many! I have a feeling my printer will be running!

meandering pearl said...

how pinkly wonderful!!! hope your saturday was perfect!!!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

I had to scroll down and see all your latest yummy cooking. Those walnut bars look divine, the albondigas sound fabulous anad this coffee cake looks perfect. :)

Treehouse Chef said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your recipes! This is my kind of cooking. That coffee cake looks delicious! I will make this recipe for sure. I will be back!!!

Mihaela said...

The cake looks so delicious, I love cream cheese in sweets. Perfect for an afternoon cup of coffee :)

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