Spiced Raisin Coffee Cake

Posted in Coffee, Desserts, Recipes, Italian on March 10, 2012

Serves 10-12

2 cups of All Purpose Flour

½ tsp of Salt

1 Tbsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice

2 tsp of Baking Powder

1 cup of Unsalted Butter, at room temperature

1 ¼ cup of Granulated Sugar

½ cup of Buttermilk

½ cup of Milk

1 tsp of Vanilla Extract

½ Tsp of Orange Zest

2 Eggs

½ cup of Dark Raisins

¼ cup of Golden Raisins

For the topping

1/4 cup of Brown Sugar

1/4 cup of Granulated sugar

½ cup of chopped Walnuts

¼ tsp of Ground Cinnamon

2 Tbsp of Cold Unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non stick cooking spray.

2) In a large bowl, mix together the first 4 ingredients and set aside. In a small bowl, mix both kinds of raisins with about ½ cup of the dry ingredients and toss well until all the raisins are covered in the flour mixture, set aside.

3) In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for about 1 minute, add the eggs, vanilla, orange zest and both kinds of milk and mix everything until it’s a nice smooth batter.

4) Add the dry ingredients and mix very quickly or until all the dry ingredients are well incorporated but not over mixed.

5) Using a spatula, fold in the raisins mixture, pour batter into the prepared pan making sure to even out the top, set aside for a few minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the topping and mix it with your fingers until its all a nice crumbly texture, spread it evenly over the cake and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

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