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Raspberry Almond Buttermilk Cake

>> Sunday, June 27, 2010

It was a sunny Tuesday last week and any guesses what I would have done? yes, of course I baked! I had bookmarked this Raspberry Buttermilk Cake - Smitten Kitchen for a while now and recently saw a Raspberry Almond Bread in Snacksgiving and I had to make a raspberry- something-baked-something! I decided to go with Deb’s (Smitten Kitchen) recipe as I was more in the mood for a tea cake than a bread like goodie. So the basic recipe for this one is the one from Smitten Kitchen and I just added some almonds and almond extract to it. It turned out to be one yummy and moist cake!

Raspberry Almond Buttermilk Cake

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 stick butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar + 2 tbsp more
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup frozen/fresh raspberries
1/4 cup blanched almond slivers


Preheat the oven to 400F and place a rack in the middle. Grease a round 8 or 9” cake pan and keep aside. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with a hand mixer till its all fluffy. Add the egg, beat it in and then the vanilla and almond extract and beat just once more. Now mix in the buttermilk and the flour mix alternately to this, starting and ending with the flour mix. Mix with a spatula until just about combined. Add the almond slivers as well and mix once more.

Now spoon the batter to the greased pan and spread it evenly. Layer the batter evenly with the raspberries and sprinkle the sugar on top. Bake for 25 mins or so until a knife when inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for a few minutes and invert on to a cooling rack. Slice and enjoy with your tea!

Raspberry Almond Buttermilk Cake on FoodistaRaspberry Almond Buttermilk Cake


Sathya Sankar June 27, 2010 at 2:57 PM  

The cake looks very moist and super yummy !

shriya June 27, 2010 at 3:16 PM  

Perfectly baked cake. Looks absolutely divine.

Rachana June 27, 2010 at 3:19 PM  

What a lovely Cake! Looks so soft and delicious!

Kairali sisters June 27, 2010 at 7:34 PM  

Lovely and yummy cake Manju, looks very soft and perfect...

Kairali sisters

Sharmilee! :) June 27, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

Cake with buttermilk....sounds interesting...looks soft and perfect

Priti June 28, 2010 at 12:56 AM  

Yummy ...looks fab ...love the pics too

Priya June 28, 2010 at 1:46 AM  

Spongy cake looks super delicious..

An Open Book June 28, 2010 at 2:42 AM  

nah missed the argentina/ mexico match because i thought watching Raavan would be a better idea..what a mistake...the movie was horrible and i missed the match..yeah il catch the germany one next week too..
The cake does look moist.

Cool Lassi(e) June 28, 2010 at 5:09 AM  

The cake looks truly moist and scrumptious. Apt for summer.
Yes I saw the raspberry bread at Snacksgiving a couple of week's ago. Truly awesome picture,isn't it?

Nitha June 28, 2010 at 7:25 AM  

Never tried a butter milk cake.. this looks so delicious..

Nithya June 28, 2010 at 11:05 AM  

Wow.. simply fantastic cake. Looks absolutely yummy :)

Cinnamon-Girl June 28, 2010 at 12:09 PM  

What a gorgeous cake! I bet the buttermilk made it nice and tender. And the raspberries make it extra special!

Jay June 28, 2010 at 12:47 PM  

Awesome recipe with lovely click dear.
Love to grab a piece.

Yummy Team June 28, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

Fabulous cake!! Looks moist and delicious..

Mythreyi Dilip June 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments dear. I'm very glad to follow you, all the very best and keep rocking with fantastic dishes:)

Chef Dennis June 29, 2010 at 4:40 AM  

what a beautiful cake!! I love raspberries in cakes and muffins! I could use a big piece of that with my coffee this morning!

Joanne June 29, 2010 at 5:41 AM  

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I made this recipe not so long ago with blueberries...it was amazing! I love the raspberry version...looks like it came out beautifully.

Sukanya Ramkumar June 29, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

Lovely looking cake. Looks so moist and YUM!

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