Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Good Little Cake~

While perusing FWS..I came upon a photo of a cake that wet my appetite..I marched upstairs that day and made it:)

La Recette:

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

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
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)

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.

The power of her photo..was just irresistible~
I had to see if it could be a keeper here..It's the kind of dessert I like to make.

Thanks  One Perfect Bite~
I would say this cake is more than just ok:) I added more almond extract and next time I would add more jam.I used Strawberry Jam 'cause that's what I had on hand~

It's un bon petit gâteau~

I loved the way it sat on one of my mom's dessert plates..Sometimes..that's all it takes for me.


  1. Ooooh - this looks like my kind of cake!! I have everything to make it. Either tomorrow or Monday. Definitely by Monday!! Thanks, Monique, for your beautiful photos.

  2. The cake look yummy! And I must admit that Mary's recipes are THE BEST! If we weren't having a big turkey dinner tomorrow, I'd make it for Sunday breakfast!

  3. "Un bon petit gâteau", une vraie gourmandise, et comme toujours tu nous mets l'eau à la bouche avec tes superbes photos
    Bon dimanche

  4. Bon dimanche aussi!!!!

    Mary ..and all of you have great recipes..My files just get puffier and pouffier:)

  5. I saw this on Mary's blog and thought it sounded fantastic. Beautiful photos, Monique. I'll be trying this soon.

  6. Mmmm. You're desserts are always so enticing. This cakes looks absolutely wonderful. I love strawberry jam.

  7. I remember seeing on Mary's blog too~ It does sounds delicious and so versatile with different jam flavors. Your photos make we want to reach in and grab a piece!

  8. oh how fantastic looking.
    When I feel better, I'd love a slice.

  9. I come by often, but today I just had to comment. I love how you cherish and honor your mother, your family, and life.

    Now pass me a plate please. :))

  10. Hi Monique,

    I enjoy cooking off of Mary's blog too. She throws things out I've never experienced before and inspires me.

    Your cake turned out beautiful. I like the idea of more almond extract too.


  11. Oh, I'll put this one in the mental file for the holidays. I love your mother's really does make it more sharing a piece of cake with her.


  12. I can see why - I'm thinking of making now I've seen your lovely photos.

  13. Wow, that cake looks so clean and bright, like a bite of a sunny day!

  14. Monique....everything you bake looks wonderful...along with the magical light in your kitchen and heart how could it be anything but fabulous!

  15. M...I like the festive look of this one...and the way it stands up nicely...looks very moist! I will definately give this one a try. I can tell it would be one I would also like making...xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  16. That looks so refreshing. cream cheese and jam...what a wonderful combination.And photos .:))

  17. Well we have Mary to thank:) Have a wonderful day!

  18. An now look at this cake too...Monique, you have that magical touch everywhere - Not only photography and writing and poetry and painting...

  19. Il est vraiment Magnifique ton gâteau:)xxx

  20. Un bon gâteau que j'aimerais bien goûter. Je garde la recette.

    Passe une belle journée Monique.


  21. Wow--that's right up my alley! YUM is the only word that properly sums it up.