Sunday, December 13, 2009

Because you asked...

I love to share….sharing is giving. I love giving. So this I give to you: joy, peace, warmth, good cheer, happiness and more of anything that you need.

I also give you this recipe because you asked and because I love to share what I have.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

2 ½ cups flour
¾ cup sugar
12 TBSP butter (1 ½ sticks)
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
¾ cup sour cream
1 egg lightly beaten
1 tsp. almond extract
Preheat oven to 350*. Spray with Pam a 9” spring form pan. In large bowl combine flour and sugar and cut in butter to the size of small peas. Remove 1 cup of these crumbs for the topping. To the remainder, add the remaining ingredients. Spread dough over the bottom of the pan and up the sides 2”. Dough should be ¾” thick.

1~8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
½ cup raspberry jam (or apricot)
Cream the sugar and cheese together, add egg. Mix well. Pour over the dough. Carefully spoon jam over the cream cheese mixture.

½ cup sliced almonds
Mix almonds with 1 cup of reserved crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of cake. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers.

As I mentioned before I do not really like anything raspberry…but I love this coffee cake! I’m betting the apricot would be good too!

~Enjoying the holidays…..From our house to yours~

"Love is what is in the room with you at Christmas
when you stop opening presents and listen.. "
~Bobby age 7~

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I look forward to each day with you!


Anonymous said...

you are so very kind for sharing such wonderful recipes with us. thank you so much! i am going to be doing alot of baking these next two weeks. lots of love!

Anonymous said...

i'm making this today! thanks.

Christina said...

I am so going to make this!
You two are just too cute!

beth said...

wow...what a recipe !
and perfect for the holidays....

Sares said...

This looks so yummy! I don't have a spring form pan though. You have no idea how many things I haven't made because I don't have one of these pans. I seriously need to get one!
Happy Holidays and thank you for sharing! Your picture is beautiful too!

Char said...

I can't wait to try this!!! thanks for sharing it.

love your christmas picture

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: That looks so good. You and your husband make a great couple. Blessings to you, Martha

amelia said...

oh my goodness, my mouth watered looking at it! yum- I am going to try this, thanks :)

Southern Cinderella said...

Looks so YUMMY! I love the pic! Ya'll are such a sweet and cute family!

Liss said...

my mouth is watering this looks divine. booking marking this recipe right now. Thanks

Susan said...

Cora, that looks so scrumptious! And so pretty, too! I'm thinking it would also work with leftover homemade cranberry sauce?