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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Raspberry Coffee Cake


Last Sunday morning, I was faced with an almost-bare-naked refrigerator and a hungry family, plus an overnight guest. Normally I would tell my family to eat cold cereal or toast, or make a pot of cream of wheat, but I wanted to have something special when our guest awoke.

I did have a bag of frozen raspberries, exactly two eggs, a pint of low-fat sour cream, and pantry basics, such as flour and sugar. I found this coffee cake recipe that fit the bill, and it was not only very tasty -- moist from the sour cream, tangy from the raspberries -- it was relatively low in fat. I doubled it, for two cakes, and by Monday morning after breakfast it was all gone.

Raspberry Coffee Cake

1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. sugar
½ teasp. baking powder
¼ teasp. baking soda
¼ teasp. salt
1 egg
½ c. low-fat sour cream or yogurt
2 tbsp. butter, melted

1 teasp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. fresh, or frozen unsweetened raspberries

¼ c. confectioners' sugar
1 teasp. milk
¼ teasp. vanilla extract

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine the egg, sour cream (or yogurt), butter and vanilla; add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Spoon two-thirds of the batter into an 8-in. round baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the brown sugar and raspberries; sprinkle over batter. Spoon remaining batter over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched and is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients. Drizzle over coffee cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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MaryMoh said...

Perfect for tea time with friends. Looks fabulous!

Tameri T. said...

Have some fresh blackberries and yogurt in the fridge so Im going to make this yoday. Will porbably blog about it this week at

KR said...

yum! What a great recipe! I may give this a try!