Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TWD: Raspberry Crumb Cake

This week's recipe came at the right time- I was going to visit my friend's new baby (beautiful, adorable, Gracie!) and couldn't show up empty-handed.  Had already sent flowers, so that wouldn't do.  Bridget was bring booze, so that was out.  Too lazy to go shopping for stuff to make a casserole.  Dorie to the rescue with her crumb cake!  I swapped the blueberries for raspberries cause that's what I had, and walnuts for almonds since it goes better with raspberries.  A dash of almond extract will punch up that flavor, too.   Of course, I need to taste it, so upped the recipe and made 6 muffins for myself as well.

The muffins, which I have tasted, came out moist and tender, with a lovely crumb on top.  I would like some bigger chunks in the crumb, but it baked up golden and delicious and stayed on the cake, which is all I can ask for.  I think the recipe is a bit butter heavy, at least for muffins.  Some leached out of the bottom of my muffins and left residue on the tin- yucky.  I'd probably swap the butter our for oil if I make muffins again.

This week's recipe is brought to you by Sihan of Befuddlement.  Check out the recipe there, or on page 192 of Baking, From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan.

9 comments:

SiHaN said...

raspberries! that sounds perfect alongside the moist crumb cake! I'm glad that you liked it despite the rather large amounts of butter that went into the recipe.

chocolatechic said...

Muffins.

Perfect.

Jennifer said...

Nice job!

Jennifer said...

I really enjoyed this recipe, too, and bet it was wonderful with raspberries. I had a little bit too much butter, too, and might lessen the amount when I make it again.

Carla said...

Raspberries sound like a fine choice. Maybe I'll try muffins next time as well.

TeaLady said...

Well, they 'sound' delicious.

Rebecca said...

Aww, great idea for a gift. How nice!

mangomissives said...

a raspberry version sounds yummy. I made a mango version of this cake.

Jeff Stewart said...

I've been meaning to text you but I've been a bit busy with Gracie. Your cake was wonderful!! It went very quickly! I just sent my Mom the recipe because she loved it as well.