Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 1⁄4 cups flour
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2⁄3 cup butter, softened
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 cup sour cream (approx.)
  • 1⁄4 cup milk (approx.)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1⁄3 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

1 _ Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl.

2 _ Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.

3 _ Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture.

4 _ Add baking powder and baking soda to the remaining flour mixture.

5 _ Put approximately 1/2 cup of sour cream (I use Breakstone Fat Free) in a 'liquid' measuring cup.

6 _ Add enough milk to make 3/4 cup.

7 _ Blend together well and add to dry ingredients along with beaten egg and extract; stir just until moistened.

8 _ Spread 2/3 of the batter over bottom and about 1 inch up the side of a greased 9-inch springform pan to form a shell.

9 _ Spread pie filling in shell.


10 _ Drop small spoonfuls of remaining batter over pie filling.

11 _ Stir almonds into reserved crumb mixture.

12 _ Sprinkle evenly over cake.

13 _ Bake in 350°F oven for 50 to 55 minutes.

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