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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


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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.

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Tami12 User ID: 7842456 212626
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"Can't wait to try it"

BitsyBet User ID: 5720753 112082
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

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

Godive User ID: 3556528 197002
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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