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Lemon-Raspberry Streusel Cake Recipe

Lemon-Raspberry Streusel Cake Recipe

Buttery almond streusel tops the luscious, raspberry-studded lemon cream in these very special bars. If desired, an icing made with 1 cup powdered sugar and 3 teaspoons lemon juice may be drizzled over the cooled bars.—Jeanne Holt, Saint Paul, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • STREUSEL:
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Set aside 1 cup batter.
  • 2. Spread remaining batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Combine cream cheese and lemon curd; spoon over batter. In a small bowl, beat jam; stir in raspberries. Drop by tablespoonfuls over lemon mixture. Drop reserved batter by tablespoonfuls over top.
  • 3. For streusel, in a small bowl, combine flour, sugar and almonds. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 4. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 5. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over cake. Yield: 24 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 282 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Lemon-Raspberry Streusel Cake

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"Can't wait to try it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"Lemon curd can be found at any World Market store. Can't wait to try this recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"I've never heard of lemon curd...where do you get it or how do you make it?"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.