Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rasberry Cream Cheese Cake

With all the berries that are making way through the markets, the next few months will be filled with those types of desserts here. I love these types of desserts over the more *fancy* ones. This cake is pretty simple and is kinda fun since it should be eaten very very cold, so berry refreshing for a hot summer day. Feel free to use any type of jam or berry & enjoy.


1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces light cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cuP Strawberry jam or preserves (seedless)
3/4 cup fresh raspberries, lightly chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or potato masher until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup for later use.

Add yogurt, vanilla and almond extracts, egg, baking powder, and baking soda to mixture. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until blended. Pour into 8-inch-round nonstick baking pan.

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and jam; beat at low speed until blended. Spread evenly over batter. Top with reserved flour mixture, Sprinkle with chopped rasberries.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until edges are browned and center is nearly set. Cool on a rack. Refrigerate 3 hours, or until well chilled. Cut into 8 wedges.


shaz said...

Raspberries are my all time favourite berry. . Looking at that delicious cake, I can't wait for raspberry season to roll round again :)

Tia said...

i love simple cakes too. This one looks great - love the colors and the texture. Those white tiles are also the perfect backdrop for food photography!

Yummy Team said...

Fantastic!! This cake looks really good..

Diana's Cocina said...

I'm with you, I want simple and scrumptious. I like the second photo, now that's a perfect slice.

Chef Dennis said...

OMG....that looks so very very good! Raspberries and cream cheese together in a cake....yummmmm

Kaylie said...

I'm making this tomorrow, looks delicious!!

Nirmala said...

This looks amazing! I love this season for stone fruit and berries. I gorge myself and then wait for the next year.

Jade said...

This looks delicious and beautiful!!

Ingrid said...

This is definitely a dessert my fruit lovin' kiddos would enjoy. I've got some blueberries needing a home, too! Thanks for sharing.