Strawberry Cream Brunch Cake

Treat your guests to this wonderful almond topped strawberry cake - perfect dessert to be served at any brunch.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cream Cheese Filling

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
large egg

Cake

2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
3/4
cup sugar
3/4
cup cold butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup sour cream
1
teaspoon almond extract
1
large egg
1/2
cup strawberry or raspberry preserves
1/2
cup sliced almonds
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and side of 10-inch springform pan or 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix filling ingredients until smooth; set aside.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix 2 1/4 cups flour and 3/4 cup sugar. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture. Stir baking powder, baking soda, salt, sour cream, almond extract and egg into remaining crumb mixture. Spread batter over bottom and 2 inches up side (about 1/4 inch thick) of pan.
  • 4 Pour filling over batter. Carefully spoon preserves evenly over filling. Mix almonds and reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over preserves.
  • 5 Bake springform pan 50 to 60 minutes, 11x7-inch dish 35 to 45 minutes, or until filling is set and crust is deep golden brown. Cool 15 minutes; remove side of springform pan. Serve warm if desired. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    320
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    18g
    18%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    210mg
    210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 4 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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