Low-Fat Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe
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Low-Fat Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

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"Because I need to watch my fat intake, I usually have to pass on desserts. But with reduced-fat cream cheese and egg substitute, I can enjoy this great berry cake. You, too!" --Christine Benner of Pottsville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons egg substitute, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 221 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 289mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in 1/4 cup egg substitute, lemon peel and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  2. Pour into a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with berries. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until fluffy. Beat in remaining egg substitute. Pour over berries.
  3. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p21

Sweet White Wine

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

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vonoepen User ID: 4967300 155925
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"can this be made in a 9x13 pan? sukie"

IslandWife User ID: 6007790 109517
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"Very yummy! I put a little less sugar in the cake and it was still tasty. Thanks for sharing!"

cottoncandyhigh User ID: 6126230 158276
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"Love this cake!!! Turned out moist and delicious. Nobody could tell it was a healthier version."

tlbowen User ID: 5528360 85087
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"Doubled the recipe and made in 10x13 baking dish. Took to a brunch and everyone liked it. Had some left over (because there was so much food), and found that the cake part was a little dry the next day. Will have to figure out how to make a slight change if I think I might leftovers next time."

shaw10873 User ID: 3630911 137052
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"This was a very easy recipe. I did not have buttermilk so I made my own with milk and lemon juice. Also did not have egg substitute. So just used 1 egg in replacement each time. But this turned out to be a very nice cake. Not as dry as a normal coffee cake. So that's why I liked it so well. I also mixed blackberries and raspberries because I ran out of the raspberries. But as you can tell a very flexible recipe. yumm"

LindaLois User ID: 5202693 155924
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"You could just make the bottom and part put fresh strawberries on top and whipped cream. I have a shortcake texture. Very good"

newhousewife10 User ID: 5521638 162692
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"This was delicious and easy to make. It was a little lighter and fluffier than I expected, but still worth it. Highly recommended."

workout1963 User ID: 3874598 154920
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"nothings working

you can use the buttermilk, check the lable on the milk carton. It's good to use when baking sweets and trying to watch your weight. You will find alot of low cal. cookbook use buttermilk in sweets. They should rename this milk product there is no butter in it."

nothing works User ID: 4057058 158237
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"I plan on trying this as soon as my new raspberry plants produce. I also will use a sugar substitute in place of sugar and I think that would cut the carbs. Instead of buttermilk I will use 1/2 c. skim milk with a tsp of vinegar in it. Will see if that works. Wonder about whole wheat flour too?"

marcoates User ID: 164090 138647
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"Christine -- just in case you check in to see who's rating your recipe, I wanted you to know that it sounds wonderful and I do plan to make it. Also, I'm originally from Tamaqua. Thanks for the recipe."

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