Posted by AnonymousA crumbly, fresh raspberry topping takes this cake to first place.
Raspberry-Almond Crumb Cake
- 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup white sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup chilled stick margarine or butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream 2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 egg cooking spray 3 ounces block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 egg white 1/4 cup raspberry preserves 1/3 cup fresh raspberries 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt in a bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Reserve 1/2 cup flour mixture for topping; set aside.
3 Combine remaining flour mixture, baking powder, and baking soda, and add sour cream, milk, extracts, and egg. Beat at medium speed of a mixer until blended. Spoon the batter into an 8-inch round cake pan coated with cooking spray.
4 Combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar, and egg white; beat at medium speed until blended. Spread evenly over batter; dot with preserves. Top with raspberries. Combine the reserved 1/2 cup flour mixture and almonds. Sprinkle crumb mixture over raspberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool on a wire rack.