Sunday, November 16, 2014

Italian Raspberry Torte

Looking for something to make you the holiday hit at the upcoming parties this is just what any elf might have ordered :)

Here is the recipe:


Italian Raspberry Torte

1 1/4 c all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2/3 c sugar

3/4 dairy sour cream

1/2 c melted butter

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp almond extract

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened

1/4 sugar

2 c raspberries

Fresh mint sprigs (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9" spring form pan: set aside.  Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.  In a large mixing bowl combine the 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup of the sour cream, melted butter, eggs, vanilla and 1/4 tsp of almond extract with an electric mixer until combined.  Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat until combined.  Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove partially baked cake from oven and place on wire rack.


In a bowl beat cream cheese and the 1/4 cup of sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.  Beat in remaining 1/4 cup of sour cream and 1/4 tsp of almond extract.  Spoon cream cheese mixture over top of partially baked cake, spread mixture carefully to edges.  Return cake to oven.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until top is set and edges are brown.  Place cake on wire rack.  Mound berries on cake, pressing some of the berries gently into cake top.  Cool 10 minutes.  Loosen sides of cake from pan.  Cool 30 minutes more.  Remove sides of pan.  Cool completely; serve chilled.  Add mint sprigs, if desired.  Makes 12-16 servings.
While its baking check out the Cookie Clubber Romance series :)
Rowena may be the best witch of her generation when it comes to crystals and their healing power but keep her far away from the oven. No matter how hard she tries there is no way to break a curse decades old that prevents her from baking anything at all. And she as well as her five witch friends have tried it all. So every month a cookie club time she buys her cookies to the thankful cheers of the others.
Caine has fantasized about Rowena and her curves since they met years ago while she visited her best friend at the college they both attended. When a job opportunity comes up in her home town it’s too much of a temptation to resist. After all when you want something for so long there comes a time a man just has to go for it.
When passion flames between them can love fight the dark magic swirling around them determined to break them or will the fires that burn in the kitchen burn them as well.

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