No matter the occasion, this YEAST RAISED RASPBERRY COFFEECAKE will be a hit at your next brunch!
If you ask me, I think brunch is the most perfect meal. ever.
You’ve got your sweet and savory. Eggs, pancakes, and coffeecake. Fruit, bacon, and let’s not forget the mimosas. A perfectly acceptable reason to day drink. Brunch has it all.
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Spring and summer seem to be high brunch season. Easter, Mother’s day, Father’s day, graduations, baptisms, first communions, weddings. Not that I ever need a reason, but there seem to be plenty of reasons to brunch.
This yeast-raised coffeecake is reason enough, and will be my contribution to any brunch invitation coming my way. Nothing against a traditional coffee cake, but I am a yeast dough gal. Bread like this challah, doughnuts, and beignets, these are my love language for sure.
The batter is easy to mix together, and like most yeast dough requires a rest time. I planned on making my own raspberry pie filling, but ran out of time so I went with canned. The kids actually preferred it 🙂 go figure. If you don’t like raspberry try strawberry, mixed berry, or even cherry. Either way, this coffee cake is outstanding, and just begging to be on your brunch table.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- .75 ounce envelope of active dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk I use whole milk when baking
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups of raspberry pie filling
- in a small saucepan warm the milk with the butter, and heat until the butter melts
- in the bowl of a stand mixer combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt
- mix in the milk, eggs, and vanilla (the dough will be very sticky)
- cover and let rise until doubled in volume (about 45 minutes)
- butter a 13 x 9 baking dish
- pour batter into the dish
- drop pie filling by the spoonful over the batter and swirl with a knife
- cover and let rise 30 minutes
- heat oven to 350 degrees
- bake coffeecake for 35 minutes
- cool slightly before cutting
- serve warm
**just a quick note prep time include rising times
don’t let the yeast scare you, this yeast raised raspberry coffeecake is one coffeecake you need in your collection.
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