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Raspberry-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Photo: Sheri Giblin; Food Styling: Margaret Dickey; Prop Styling: Amy Stone

 

Active time 30 mins
Total time 2 hrs
Yield

Serves 10 (serving size: 1 slice)

This is the perfect coffee cake. The lightly tangy raspberry gives a pop of flavor and the decadent cream cheese filling provides texture for a rich, moist cake. Be sure to use raspberry preserves; jam or jelly will sink to the bottom of the pan during cooking. A springform pan allows this cake to rise for a beautiful presentation. Enjoy with family and friends in the morning with coffee or as a snack in the afternoon.

Ingredients

Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white

Streusel

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 5 tablespoons (2 1/2 oz.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds

Coffee Cake

  • 2 cups (about 8 1/2 oz.) all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanila extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 10 teaspoons raspberry preserves

How to Make It

  1. Prepare the Filling: Combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg white in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth.

  2. Prepare the Streusel: Combine flour, sugars, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add melted butter, stirring until mixture is crumbly. Stir in almonds.

  3. Prepare the Coffee Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Flour a lightly greased 9-inch springform pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Combine sour cream and vanilla in a small bowl. Place sugar and butter in a mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream mixture in 5 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

  4. Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top. Dollop teaspoonfuls of Filling and raspberry preserves over batter; sprinkle evenly with Streusel. Bake in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool in pan about 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan; remove sides of pan. Serve cake warm or at room temperature.