Recipe by evewitch
This is so yummy - and really easy. I found it in Betty Crocker's New Cookbook, and avoided it for years because of the almond paste (to me, it's an exotic ingredient). I was really missing out!
Top Review by -Sylvie-
This is a really good cake and very simple to make. I went to the supermarket to get raspberries, as I promised to make this for the 'cameraless-chef' game and they had neither fresh ones nor frozen. So I used canned ones, which I drained really well, once they were drained there weren't quite enough so I added fresh chopped apricots to the middle layer, which worked really well. I also couldn't get any slivered almonds, so I used chopped once instead. The marzipan makes the cake very sweeet, so I might reduce the amount of sugar in the main dough to 1/2 cup next time. I'll be making this again, thanks for sharing and I hope you'll like the photos!
- 1⁄4 cup butter, firm
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup slivered almonds
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 4 ounces almond paste, finely chopped
- 1 cup fresh raspberry
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Spray bottom and sides of 9x9-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cut firm margarine into 1/3 cup flour and 1/4 cup sugar using a pastry blender (or 2 knives) until crumbly.
- Stir in almonds; set aside.
- Beat 2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, softened butter, milk, baking powder, vanilla, and egg with an electric mixer on low about 30 seconds until blended.
- Beat on medium about 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl occasionally.
- Spread half the batter in the pan.
- Sprinkle with half each of the almond paste, raspberries, and the "streusel" that you set aside.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, almond paste, raspberries and streusel.
- Bake about 50 minutes.
- This is hard to test with a toothpick, because if you hit some almond paste you might think it isn't cooked yet--mine was perfect after 50 minutes.