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Raspberry Crumble Coffee Cake

Don't be "intimidated" by the recipe directions for this coffee cake—it really isn't difficult to make. Try it sometime as a nice brunch item. Don't limit it to that,'s also a delicious dessert.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water or cranberry-raspberry juice
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • For filling, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Add berries and lemon juice. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and mace. Cut in butter to form fine crumbs. Stir in the eggs, milk and vanilla until blended. Divide in half.
  • Spread half of the batter in two greased 8-in. round baking pans. Divide filling and spread evenly over each. Drop remaining batter by small spoonfuls and spread evenly over filling.
  • For topping, cut butter into flour and sugar; stir in nuts. Sprinkle over tops. Bake at 350° until golden brown, 40-45 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 299 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Estelle
    Apr 14, 2019

    Cake is excellent but the topping could be reduced to 1/3 sugar and flour instead of 1/2 each. I also added 1tsp raspberry extract to the fruit mixture. Yum!

  • Debbie
    Apr 12, 2019

    No comment left

  • thecreativebaker
    Sep 30, 2013

    I am a volunteer TOH field editor and really enjoy this recipe! It definitely feels like a special coffeecake, yet it is not hard to make. Very pretty too!

  • Karenins
    Jul 8, 2010

    This recipie definitely lived up to it's reputation! I had never used mace before and the cake simply melted in your mouth. It tasted even better the second day. I made it as a summer birthday cake and received numerous compliments. Thank you for posting this recipie!!

  • lynnepayne7
    Mar 14, 2010

    This is my favorite recipe for coffee cake. It is delicious and perfect for a brunch or special breakfast, or even dessert.

  • krasmuss
    Apr 1, 2008

    I made this for a crowd for a weekend brunch, and received rave reviews. Everyone from my teenage niece to my aunt loved it, and nobody could believe that it was a healthy recipe.