Raspberry Almond Cake

28 Apr 2012

Raspberry Almond Cake

Ode to the raspberry:
Now there is one berry that takes my heart. Just the right amount of sweet, just the right amount of tart.
...and that's as far as I'm going to take this little poem. You can see why I am not majoring in English.

But since it is not raspberry season, it was very hard to find some good looking raspberries for this little cake, but I thought "this will not stop me from making a truly awesome cake (taking not so awesome pictures)" And defy raspberry season I did.






The reason I made this is because I made this one time for my boyfriend and he LOVED it. Second time around: he also loves it! I'm a little scared making food for him, because he is UNBELIEVABLY picky, but I guess this will be my got-to dessert when all else fails.



What you'll need:
For the cake:
-1 cup fresh raspberries
-3 tablespoons brown sugar
-1 cup all purpose flour
-1/3 cup white sugar
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 cup baking soda
-1 pinch salt
-1/2 cup sour cream
-2 tablespoons butter, melted
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 egg
-1/4 cup slivered almonds

For the glaze:
-1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
-1 teaspoon milk
-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions:
    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray a loaf tin.

    2.   In a small bowl, combine the raspberries and the brown sugar. Set aside.
    3.   In a large bowl, combine the flour, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add the sour cream, butter, vanilla and egg. Mix until fully incorporated.
    4.   Pour batter into loaf tin. Top with the raspberries, then sprinkle the slivered almonds on top.
    5.   Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack.
    6.   Combine the confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla extract until well mixed. Drizzle over cake.




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22 comments:

  1. I really sounds great; I love raspberries and your cake is very tempting.
    Rita

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  2. At least you know you're onto a winner when you create something that he likes, lol! My daughter is also crazy mad picky with her food! Raspberries are awesome and together in this cake with the almonds sounds yumorific!

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  3. Oh, this is really delicious looking. Raspberry and almonds go so well together!

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  4. wow..this is dessert looks very tempting and delicious...and thanks for visitng my blog :-)

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  5. Wowowowo, that looks delish !!! thnax for visiting my blog and for the kind comments :D .

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  6. Decadent and delicious I am sure! I love raspberries...every time I see raspberries I cannot help but admire their awesome colour and flavour :D

    This looks so tempting!!

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  7. If only raspberries are not so expensive here ! tsk ! :P Yup ! That cake looks AWESOME and drool-worthy ! ;D Now, throw a slice or two of that yumminess over here ! hahahaha

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  8. Really awsum, looks scrumptious..and to top it with almonds ur BF is lucky ,loved it ..

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  9. I love raspberries too. Your poem is so cute :) Seriously, this looks like a delicious cake and the almond topping is perfect!

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  10. The cake sounds great and is very pretty-enjoy:@)

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  11. I also adore raspberries! Gorgeous cake.

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  12. I love rasberries, its always been my favorite fruit...mostly because of the color.

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  13. This cake looks so pretty and delicious - almond and raspberries = winning flavours :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  14. love the raspberries and the almond toppings! am sure the flavour is great too! am not surprised that your boyfriend loves this very much!

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  15. Love the way you prepared this; very healthy.
    Rita

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  16. Mmmmmm. Your cake looks so good. I always am a sucker for almonds and raspberry combinations.

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  17. Wow that looks great! I prefer blackberries myself, but I would definitely try it, berries of any kind make great for cakes because it adds so much moister MMMM Looks so yummy!

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  18. This looks and sounds fabulous.

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  19. Oh my, this looks so devine!!
    I wish I can have a bite right now!

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  20. Raspberry and almond - a wonderful combination! Your cake looks sooooo good!

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