Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

With an electric mixer, beat until smooth:
  • 8 oz (1 block) cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
Mix well and set aside.Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk together…
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
Cut in until crumbly…
  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) cold butter
Remove 1 cup of flour, sugar, butter mixture and set asideTo the remaining crumbs add:
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Then add and mix with a fork…
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring
(The dough will be thick and sticky)Spread dough into the bottom of well-greased spring form pan. (Use some flour on your hands to press dough into pan, and make a well with the dough going ½ - 1 inch up the sides of the pan.Pour the cream cheese filling into the center of the batter. Drizzle with approximately ¼ - ½ cup of raspberry filling/jam.Mix ½ cup sliced almonds into reserved crumbs and sprinkle over the top.Place spring form pan on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 55 minutes (cream cheese mixture will not be totally firm).Cool before serving.