Raspberry Sherry Almond
Coffee Cake

I have had so much fun working on this video.
I do have to say, there were a lot of cuts.. and second, third and fourth takes, but for now I'm happy with the outcome and look forward to future "DMC Video Productions!

I haven't learned yet how to fade out the music.. so it just cuts off at the end of the video, but my husband and I loved the music choice for this recipe and laughed a lot at some of the words. Cake, and sweets in general create a "love hate" relationship with me.. am I the only one? :)

So I hope you enjoy my first video, but more than that enjoy a yummy slice of cake with a cup of your favorite beverage.

Raspberry Sherry Almond Coffee Cake
Recipe adapted from Ina Gartens Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Ok, can anyone relate!! I love you, I hate you, I love you, I hate you.. my love affair with desserts waivers. Yes, I fall in and out of love with you. Why oh why do they cause so much joy.. but so much pain at the same time?? 
Hope you enjoy the video and the music accompaniment. xo Laurie

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 extra-large eggs at room temperature
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cream sherry
1 1/4 cups sour cream
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4-teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup chopped almonds
1 ½ cups cleaned and dried raspberries

Sherry Sugar Syrup
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup water
2 tablespoons cream sherry

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch bunt or tube pan.
Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 4 to 5 minutes, until light. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla, sherry and sour cream. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.

For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms a crumble. Mix in the almonds and then gently fold in raspberries so not to crush them.

Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a spatula. Spread streusel. over batter. Spoon the rest of the batter to cover streusel in the pan.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.

Syrup Preparation
Meanwhile heat sugars, water and sherry in a medium saucepan. Cook on medium high heat till sugar dissolves. Lower heat to a simmer and cook till syrup thickens, around 15 minutes. Consistency should be thinner than honey, syrup will continue to thicken as it cools. Take off heat and transfer to a porcelain or glass container to cool off.

When cake comes out of the oven, let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Carefully transfer the cake onto a serving plate.

You can drizzle syrup over the coffee cake or have it on the side to allow for individual preference.

Ciao and Buon Appetito!


RecipeGirl said...

Cute video! Looks fabulous!

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

Way to go on a job well done! I'm sorry I haven't visited in a while, but I love that you're on to videos :)

Lynn said...

Yum and eee! Well done and fun video. Hugs.

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful!!! YUM!

Megan said...

You take the best pictures and the cake looks devine. Love the video. :)

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Great video! I love this cake much better than the one I made on Saturday! I don't think I would sing to mine but yours... it sang to me. Beautiful!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Look at you Laurie! The video turned out great, and so did this cake apparently!!!

The Food Hunter said...

I love the video. Can't wait to see more of them.

Anonymous said...

Great video and the cake is just spectacular! The combination of almonds and raspberry sounds really delicious!

Lori Lynn said...

Congrats on your first video!
The cake looks awesome, especially the syrup.

lisaiscooking said...

This coffee cake looks incredible! Love the streusel filling.

The Blonde Duck said...


The Duo Dishes said...

Cute montage video. Love the Alicia Keys. :) Delicious cake too!

glamah16 said...

Gorgeous video photos and presentation. Look forward to more videos.

Donna-FFW said...

The cake looks stunningly delicious. Love it!

YankeeSoaper said...

One word Laurie.. Perfecto!! The photo's of course, awesome video.. great job..music.. LOL just perfect! The cake.. looks just scrumptious! I love this post! Great job!

sherri said...

Too good to be true!

Vera said...

Congratulations on your first video, Laurie! Fantastic cake!

Juliana said...

Yummie, this coffee cake looks fabulous...almond and raspberries! What a combo!

Karine said...

This coffee cake sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

OK I'm seriously hungry now...and anything without raspberries isn't going to cut it. Hmm....

Btw will you be participating in the 2nd Annual O Foods for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Contest at my blog and at Ms Adventures in Italy again this year? You have until Sept 28th to come up with a fab O recipe...and there are prizes including signed copies of Gina DePalma's Dolce Italiano and Mario Batali's Molto Italiano :D

If you can't participate, feel free to spread the word--there's a prize for that too!