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Bake-Off® Contest 37, 1996
Bloomington, Minnesota

Raspberry Almond Cream Cake

Coconut macaroon cookies are the secret ingredient in a moist, almond-rich cake.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 15
 

Ingredients

1
cup soft crumbled coconut macaroons (6 to 7 cookies)
1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) butter recipe yellow cake mix with pudding
1
cup water
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup almond paste, softened
1
to 2 teaspoons almond extract
3
eggs
1
pint (2 cups) whipping (heavy) cream
1/2
cup seedless raspberry jam
1/2
cup toasted slivered almonds*

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle macaroons evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9x2 1/4-inch pan. In large bowl, combine cake mix, water, butter, almond paste, almond extract and eggs; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Spread batter over crumbled macaroons; pour whipping cream evenly over top of batter.
  • 2 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and edges begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool 1 hour.
  • 3 Spoon and spread jam over top of cake; sprinkle with almonds. For servings, cut into 3 rows by 5 rows. Serve warm or cool. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle macaroons evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9x2 1/4-inch pan. In large bowl, combine cake mix, water, butter, almond paste, almond extract and eggs; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Spread batter over crumbled macaroons; pour whipping cream evenly over top of batter.
  • 2 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and edges begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool 1 hour.
  • 3 Spoon and spread jam over top of cake; sprinkle with almonds. For servings, cut into 3 rows by 5 rows. Serve warm or cool. Store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

*To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Do not use a pan that is less than 2 1/4 inches deep.

Almond paste is a mixture of blanched ground almonds, sugar, liquid and sometimes almond extract. It is available in cans or tubes near the baking ingredients.

If you own an insulated carrying case for a 13x9-inch baking dish, you can use the carrying case to take this chilled dessert to a family potluck.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
33g
33%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.