RASPBERRIES! Don’t you love them? And DESSERT? Gotta love it too! Please run and make this raspberry dessert recipe with a super yummy sauce that just zings in your mouth!
Do you know what my biggest problem with raspberries is? Buying them. They are so very expensive! We have solved that problem by growing them ourselves. Just a few plants can give you an abundant harvest! Here's what I picked today (after not picking for several days) and what we have in the freezer! Crazy but I love it!!!
I was shocked to find out that growing raspberries is surprisingly easy. I always thought that berries were difficult to grow. If you are curious about how to start a raspberry patch you should read what we learned about growing raspberries the last few years after you finish this post!
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September is the month for picking raspberries and we are still picking in October! The freezer is full of berries for muffins, smoothies and this lovely coffee cake topped with a sweet raspberry sauce! They will taste so good this winter!
This post is part of "Around the Harvest Table," a group effort of the Happy at Home bloggers who have put together a farm-to-table meal using the harvest from our gardens and some old-fashioned skills. I hope you'll visit every post listed below, because each one of my friends is sharing her recipe for the dish she has prepared for this communal meal - have a seat at our table and join us!
Every good meal needs a tasty dessert! This one is AWESOME! My 15 year old shared a piece with me after I made it and his response was "wow!" And then he finished the piece before I could get another bite.
Sugar-free Raspberry Coffee Cake serves 12
- Preheat oven to 375 F
- Mix wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls. Wait to put in the raspberries
- Gently stir the wet into the dry ingredients
- Lightly spray a 9 x 9-inch pan with cooking oil
- Gently stir in the raspberries and pour the batter into the pan
- Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top
Zingy Raspberry Sauce
- Defrost raspberries(if you are using frozen) and place them in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon water.
- Mash the berries as you heat them.
- After they have softened a bit, move the mashed berries into a strainer or fruit bag. Push the juice out of the strainer and back into your saucepan or another dish. When there is mostly just seeds in the strainer then move your raspberry juice back to the saucepan if you haven't already done so.
- Mix xylitol and cornstarch together. Then slowly add to the juice and stir until combined.
- Allow the juice to boil for one minute. The mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.
- You can top your warm coffee cake with this sauce or allow the cake and sauce to cool before eating. Both are delicious!
- We added a little whip cream to make it pretty!!
Note: If avoiding sugar isn't a concern then you can use regular sugar in the same amounts as the Truvia in the recipe. I follow the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan and this dessert would be perfect after an Energizing meal or as an Energizing snack.
Recipes for Around the Harvest Table
Please be sure to go and say hello to my friends! They are sharing some great recipes for you to use during this harvest season!
Michelle is a newbie New England homesteader, a homeschool mom to teens, and the author of Sweet Maple: How to make maple products & bake with them. Naturally. She and her husband own a beautiful old farmhouse. You can follow her at Souly Rested.
Danielle chronicles their family's homesteading journey, from raising and butchering chickens to building a kitchen cabinet, homeschooling to raising honey bees for the first time, and so much more. She has a series of posts called Sewing Saturday where she teaches how to sew. You can find her at Spring Lake Homestead
Michelle lives with her husband in an empty nest on their rural homestead in the Missouri Ozarks. She writes about homesteading, gardening and homeschooling. Her blog can be found at Midlife Blogger.
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