- 3-1/2 cups unsweetened raspberries
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup cold butter, cubed
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons 2% milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large saucepan, cook raspberries and water over medium heat 5 minutes. Add lemon juice. Combine sugar and cornstarch; stir into fruit mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in eggs, sour cream and vanilla (batter will be stiff).
- Spread half into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Spread raspberry filling over batter; spoon remaining batter over filling. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over top.
- Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Reviews for Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake
"Very delicious and great for a special occasion. I did make a few changes. I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream and added a little milk to the batter; it was still difficult to work with but I think it helped. I also added some cinnamon and nutmeg to the topping and did not make the icing. I will make this again with different fruits."
"Wasn't extremely impressed with this cake. Nothing wrong with the flavour but kind of bland. The batter was quite hard to spread and even more so to spread over the filling. I don't think it was worth it!"
"So so good"
"This is delicious! I halved the recipe & made in an 8x8 pan. I patted the first half of dough in pan with spray-oiled fingers, no problem. Just takes patience. Glaze isn't necessary, but might be nice for special occasions. Thanks for sharing :)"
"This cake was excellent! I did add a splash of milk to the batter after reading reviews and my cake was moist and delicious. I also added the cinnamon and nutmeg to the crumb topping since my family can not eat nuts and that did the trick. I also made this with strawberry and rhubarb filling. Same directions as the raspberries just used the strawberries and rhubarb instead. That as well was delicious. My family said it was the best coffee cake ever! They can't wait for more LOL"
"Wonderful! The "batter will be stiff" is an understatement. You can't even describe it as "batter", it is more like clumps of dough. I kept checking the instructions thinking I forgot to add some liquid. I used the correct pan and had to cook it about 52 minutes just like another reader noted. Will make again but will use a food processor to make things easier."
"First time I've made this recipe as I couldn't find the one I usually use. I could tell from the recipe that this was going to be bland. It was with a very dense and dry crumb. Next time, I'll change out the AP flour for cake flour to lighten this one up and also add some cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to the streusel. The raspberry was too sweet so I suggest cutting down the sugar from 1 cup to perhaps 3/4.All in all though a nice coffee cake with tea or coffee."
"My kids & granddaughter loves, loves, loves anything with raspberries. If I buy a pint from the grocery, its gone the same day! This coffee cake is the same. When I make it, I'm lucky if I get a piece for myself!"
"this is suspiciously close to a recipe of mine that was originally published in a 1990 issue of Country Woman. I've received many honors with my recipe, even years after it was published."