Berry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Ingredients

SERVINGS 12
  • 2 1⁄4 cups flour
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup margarine
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4-1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1⁄2 cup raspberry preserves or 1⁄2 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

1 _ Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2 _ Grease and flour bottom and sides of 9 or 10 inch springform pan.

3 _ Combine flour and 3/4 cup sugar.

4 _ Add the butter to the sugar-flour mixture and cut with pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse crumbs.

5 _ Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture.

6 _ To remaining mixture, add baking powder, soda, salt, sour cream, one egg and almond extract; blend well.

7 _ Spread batter over bottom and up sides of pan 2 inches (batter should be 1/4 inch thick on sides).

8 _ Combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg; blend well.

9 _ Pour over batter in pan.

10 _ Carefully spread preserves over all.


11 _ Combine reserved crumbs and sliced almonds.

12 _ Sprinkle over top.

13 _ Bake 55 minutes or until filling is set.

14 _ Cool 15 minutes.

15 _ Remove sides of pan.

16 _ Serve warm or cool.

17 _ Refrigerate leftovers.

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