Cake-like batter with a cream cheese layer, fresh raspberries and sliced almonds! This Almond Raspberry Coffee Cake Recipe is going to become your new favorite easy coffee cake recipe.

This coffee cake is ideal to serve for breakfast, brunch, as a dessert or just as a snack.

Almond Raspberry Coffee Cake on a Cake Stand.


My friends, this new coffee cake I am sharing today will become your new go-to dessert recipe! The batter is between a cake and a sweet bread, combined with fresh raspberries and almond. This is the ideal slice of cake you want with your morning coffee or tea.

You can add almonds to taste. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup sliced almost, you can add more or less! 🙂

Can I substitute almonds?

Yes, you can!

If you don’t like almonds, you can leave them out completely or substitute them for cube white chocolate. So GOOD!


Let’s talk cream cheese. So, I had this crazy idea of fresh raspberries in a simple coffee cake. The first trial came out a bit dry and too simple. I love sharing my trials with my kids and listening to their feedback. When our oldest tried this cake, he gave the idea of a cream cheese layer! I tried it and it was a HUGE hit with our family. Everyone agreed – cream cheese layer for the win.

A cream cheese layer combined with the cake and fresh raspberries is a combination like no other!

Sliced Almond Raspberry Coffee Cake on a Cake Platter.


The inspiration for this recipe came from our popular Lemon Blueberry Bread Loaf. I love how the lemon and blueberries compliment each other when served as a sweet bread. So, I wanted to create something similar but using raspberries and serving it as a cake and not a bread loaf. I think it came out beautiful and is genius.

Close up Raspberry coffee cake on a cake stand.


I love to bake for my family. It’s so therapeutic (yes, I am weird). My husband and our boys love dessert. They enjoy cakes most. However, most cakes just take forever to bake. I don’t have that kind of time. That’s why I love this easy cake recipe. It’s super simple to throw together and the results are just as impressive as an elegant cake that took 2 hours from start to finish. #KeeperRecipe

A whole coffee cake with triple berries with a mint leaf.


Be sure to spread out the batter and cream cheese layer evenly. Often times when baking with a thick batter, the batter has the thickest coat in the middle of the cake. Try to spread out the batter so its even throughout the cake.

Same with the cream cheese layer. Add small portions of the cream cheese throughout the cake, it will be easier to spread (Don’t just put all of the cream cheese into the center and spread try to spread it.) Be sure the edges of cake have the same amount of cream cheese as the center. Or else the edges will start to overcook while the center will be dry.

When you add the raspberries to the over the cream cheese. Push them down into the cream cheese layer so it will be easy to spread the remaining batter. (I forgot to do this in the video.)

This recipe has been UPDATED! There was MISPRINT in the original post. I APOLOGIZE!! 

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Almond Raspberry Coffee Cake

Author: Valentina
5 from 3 votes
Cake-like batter with a cream cheese layer, fresh raspberries and sliced almonds! This Almond Raspberry Coffee Cake Recipe is going to become your new favorite easy coffee cake recipe for breakfast, brunch or as a dessert.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


coffee cake-

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, measured then sifted
  • 10 oz raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

cream cheese layer-

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  • Prepare a 10" springform pan. Add parchment to the bottom of the pan. Close sides. Butter sides and bottom of the pan. 
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine eggs, sugar, and softened butter. Mix 2 minutes. 
  • In another bowl, combine and sour cream, oil, and lemon juice. Mix1 minutes.
  • Add the sour cream mixture to the egg mixture. Give a quick mix.
  • Mix together the flour and baking powder. Add half of the flour, mix. Add the remaining flour, mix again.
  • In a bowl combine sugar and cream cheese, and mix.
  • Pour about ¾ of the cake batter into the springform pan, spreading evenly. Add cream cheese layer distributing it evenly.
  • Add 6 oz of the raspberries, pushing them down into the cream cheese layer.
  • Add remaining batter into the pan, spread evenly. Add sliced almonds over cake, add remaining raspberries on top pushing them in (I sliced my raspberries in half). 
  • Bake 40-50 minutes. Test readiness with a toothpick. It should come out clean if inserted into the center of the cake. 
  • Once cooled, add powdered sugar to the top. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.


The baking time will slightly differ, depending on your oven. Be sure to check for the readiness with a toothpick, it should come out clean. 🙂


419kcal Calories51g Carbs6g Protein21g Fat9g Saturated Fat92mg Cholesterol143mg Sodium234mg Potassium2g Fiber29g Sugar600IU Vitamin A8.1mg Vitamin C97mg Calcium1.8mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Almond Raspberry Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 8.1mg10%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)