This raspberry-studded pound cake recipe is fabulous not just for breakfast, but also as a dessert or as a simple snack. Make sure to check out the variations below!
Why I Love This Raspberry Breakfast Cake
I am very picky about treats. If I am going to use up my calories on a dessert, it's got to be something really good! This raspberry coffee cake is moist and sweet, yet not too sweet. The raspberries provide just a hint of tartness.
Which Size Baking Pan?
This recipe calls for a Rehrucken cake loaf pan (also known as an almond cake pan), which is obviously not pan that everyone has in their cupboards. I like to use that pan when I am making this recipe for a crowd because I think it looks prettier.
You can use any long loaf pan and the baking time should be the same. If you want to bake it in an 8"x8" pan.
- Don't skip sifting the flour and baking powder together.
- Make sure that the egg is at room temperature before you start making this raspberry breakfast cake.
- The cake needs to be completely cooled before adding the glaze or else it will melt the icing.
- You want to mix this batter by hand, not use an electric mixer.
Suggestions for Variations
- Almond Cake: Replace the raspberry extract and raspberries for almond extract and sliced almonds.
- Lemon Bake or Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake: Use lemon extract instead of raspberry extract. Add some lemon zest to the cake batter and on top of the drizzle. You can even fold in some fresh blueberries! (or you can just make my lemon blueberry coffee cake)
- Chocolate Chip Cake: Use vanilla extract. Sprinkle about 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of the batter before placing it in the oven. Top the glaze with more chocolate chips (although the mini chips would be best for topping).
Fresh raspberries (or blueberries if you choose to make the Lemon Blueberry variation) should be used. Frozen berries give off too much liquid as they thaw and won't look nearly as pretty (have
Store any leftovers on a plate covered with clear wrap. Placing it in an airtight container may cause the glaze and berries to melt/release too much moisture in to the cake.
My local grocery store has it, but I know many smaller grocery stores may not carry it. You can buy it online.