Thursday, July 14, 2011

Raspberry Almond Crumb Cake



Alfred really enjoyed this simple cake. It is not too heavy and not too sweet, a nice treat for warm summer days. It is also a breeze to make, and it really needs no accoutrement, the fruit peaking through the crumb topping makes for a very pretty presentation. Feel free to substitute the raspberries with another berry or diced stone fruit such as peaches or cherries. It’s always best to go with whatever fruit is the freshest and ripest.

Raspberry Almond Crumb Cake
Cake:
2 Cups Flour (I used 1 Cup Whole Wheat, 1 Cup All Purpose – a Gluten Free All Purpose Blend should also work well)
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
3/4 Cup Sugar (I used Coconut Palm Sugar because it is less processed and lower glycemic)
1/4 Cup Oil (I used melted Virgin Coconut Oil)
1 egg, beaten (for a Vegan alternative substitute 1 Tablespoon Flax Seed mixed with 3 Tablespoons Water)
1/2 Cup Milk (dairy or non-dairy)
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
1/2 Pint Raspberries, rinsed and dried
Topping:
1/4 Cup Sugar (Again, I used Coconut Palm Sugar)
1/4 Cup Flour
2 Tablespoons Oil (Again, I used melted Virgin Coconut Oil)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds

1)Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil an 8x8inch pan.

2)Using a whisk, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, oil, egg, milk, and extract. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.

3)Spread the batter evenly in the oiled pan and evenly distribute the raspberries over the batter, pressing them into the batter gently.

4)For the topping, thoroughly combine the sugar, flour, oil and cinnamon, stir in the almonds. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the raspberries.

5)Bake the cake for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean!

Enjoy!

As usual, I've included this post as part of several weekly recipe sharing events: Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays , Making Monday Marvelous, Just Something I Whipped Up, My Meatless Mondays, Just Another Meatless Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays , Tuesdays at the Table, Real Food Wednesdays, Whatcha Makin' Wednesdays, Full Plate Thursday, Friday Foodie, Friday Favorites, Foodie Friday, Funky Fresh Friday, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, and Inspiration Board.Check out all the great recipes other bloggers have contributed!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us My Meatless Mondays.

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  2. Thank you Priyanka and Chaya! We're so happy you stopped by and we hope you enjoy the cake :)

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  3. Thanks Kristin! Alfred polished off this and immediately requested another, this time I'm going to use blueberries :) I hope you and yours enjoy it too!

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  4. I know I have been here to rave about your cake and now, I am here to tell you, we are happily featuring this, tomorrow. My hubby has celiac so this is a must make, as far as I am concerned.

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  5. Hi you two!
    I just love this crumb cake that you brought today. It is just filled with wonderful flavor of the season. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Chaya - I hope your hubby loves it as much as mine!

    Miz Helen - Thank you! I hope you are staying cool in that awful TX heat. We'll certainly see you next week!

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