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Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake

May 6, 2017 (Last Updated: May 3, 2020)

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Fresh or frozen raspberries can be used in this delicious Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake. This moist coffee cake is perfect for brunch or dessert.

A slice of Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake on a small white plate.

Are you ready for Mother’s Day? Have you planned something special? Are you still looking for something to make for breakfast, brunch or perhaps a dessert?  Then this Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake is just what you are looking for!

Coffee Cake on a plate with a fork.

Don’t you just love it when a recipe can be used for breakfast or dessert? Coffee cakes are like that. It’s totally okay to have this for breakfast! Just think how happy your mom would be – and you too!

A bite of cake filled with raspberries.

Fresh or frozen raspberries?

I used frozen raspberries in this cake, but fresh would be amazing too. To use fresh berries, reduce cooking time by 5 minutes and check cake to see if it is done.

The whole cake is topped with a crumb topping made with almonds, cinnamon and brown sugar.

A glass cake dish with a cake topped with sliced almonds.

Why is it called a coffee cake?

Just about any cake can be called a coffee cake. Traditionally they are a cake with a streusel topping. Coffee cake does not contain any coffee, but it is perfect eaten alongside a cup of coffee! If you love coffee cakes, check out this Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake

A slice of coffee cake filled with raspberries and topped with almonds.

Other recipes using raspberries include raspberry muffins, raspberry sweet rolls, raspberry scones and raspberry roll ups

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Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake

Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake

Raspberry Coffee cake topped with an almond crumb topping. 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 238 kcal



  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups raspberries

Crumb Topping

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl combine eggs, vanilla, butter and milk.  
  • Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients.
  • Gently fold in raspberries.
  • Pour cake mixture into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan. 

Crumb Topping

  • In a bowl combine almonds, cinnamon and brown sugar. 
  • Spread crumb topping evenly over cake batter. 
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes.


You may use a larger sized pan (9 x 13 inch). Reduce cooking time to 45 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick. Bake for an additional 5 minutes if cake is not fully baked. 


Calories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 220IUVitamin C: 5.3mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword coffee cake, easy coffee cake, raspberry coffee cake
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  • Reply
    November 1, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Any chance I could sub water for the milk? Or does the dairy add something essential?

    • Reply
      November 1, 2020 at 9:30 am

      Hi Wendy,
      The milk adds extra richness and does help a bit with the crumb. But, yes you can replace the milk with water in this recipe.

  • Reply
    April 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious! I subbed whole wheat pastry flour, demarra sugar and walnuts….incredible taste and texture.

    • Reply
      April 30, 2020 at 3:48 pm

      Sounds like some delicious substitutions! 🙂

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