Treat yourself to the irresistible taste of our Raspberry Amaretti Crunch Cake! This delicious dessert combines the delicate sweetness of ripe raspberries with the irresistible crunch of amaretti cookies. With every bite you will experience a heavenly textural contrast and a hint of spicy fruitiness. Our expert bakers have crafted this cake with love and attention to detail, ensuring a moist and perfectly balanced flavor in every piece. Whether for a special occasion or just for yourself, this Raspberry Amaretti Crunch Cake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you wanting more.
- 175g soft butter
- 175g golden powdered sugar
- 3 eggs
- 140g self-raising flour
- 85g ground almonds
- 140g amaretti biscuits, roughly broken
- 250g punnet of raspberries
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- Single cream in a box of 142 ml
- Preheat the oven to fan 140°C/fan 160°C/gas 3.
- Line a loose-bottomed round cake tin with a diameter of 20 cm and butter.
- Place butter, powdered sugar, eggs, flour and ground almonds in a large bowl.
- Beat with an electric mixer until all ingredients are well mixed.
- Spread half of the cake mixture in the baking paper-lined pan.
- Spread half of the amaretti cookies on top, then top with a third of the raspberries.
- Press very lightly into the cake mixture.
- Spoon tablespoons of the remaining cake mix over the amaretti and raspberries, spreading evenly.
- Scatter the remaining amaretti and half of the remaining raspberries on top.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let cool in the tin for 15 minutes.
- Run a knife along the edge and fall.
- It will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- To serve, remove from the refrigerator an hour before serving and dust lightly with powdered sugar before serving.
- Serve with the remaining raspberries and some cream.
Equipment and tools
To prepare the Raspberry Amaretti Crunch Cake you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Electric mixer or whisk
- Spatula or wooden spoon
- 20cm (8 inch) round cake tin
- parchment paper
- Cooling rack
- Serving plate
- Sifter or sieve for dusting powdered sugar
The Raspberry Amaretti Crunch Cake contains the following allergens:
- Flour (may contain gluten)
- Amaretti cookies (may contain wheat)
- Cream (may contain dairy products)
Please exercise caution if you or your guests have allergies or dietary restrictions.
Storage and leftovers
Once the Raspberry Amaretti Crunch Cake has completely cooled, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Alternatively, you can store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If there are any leftovers, you can wrap individual slices tightly in cling film or store in an airtight container. They can be enjoyed for up to 3 days.
Note that the cake may soften slightly as it stands, but will still retain its delicious flavor.
Health Benefits of Raspberry Amaretti Crunch Cake
Enjoying a delicious dessert while reaping health benefits sounds like a dream come true. Raspberry Amaretti Crunch Cake not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also offers several nutritional benefits. Let’s explore the health benefits of the main ingredients of this delicious cake.
Raspberries, the main ingredient in this cake, are not only bursting with flavor but are also full of important nutrients. These vibrant berries are rich in antioxidants, which help protect your cells from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Eating raspberries can also support cardiovascular health, improve digestion, and regulate blood sugar levels due to their high fiber content.
2. Amaretti cookies
Amaretti cookies not only improve the taste and texture of the cake but also provide some health benefits. These almond-flavored Italian cookies contain ground almonds, which are a good source of healthy fats, fiber, vitamin E and magnesium. Almonds are known to promote heart health, help with weight control, and support brain function.
3. Ground almonds
In addition to the amaretti cookies, the cake also contains ground almonds. Ground almonds are gluten-free and give the cake a juicy, nutty taste. They are a great source of protein, healthy fats, fiber and important nutrients like vitamin E, potassium and calcium. Including ground almonds in your diet can help lower cholesterol, control blood sugar levels, and support bone health.
4. Butter and eggs
Although butter and eggs are used in moderation in this recipe, it’s worth noting that they provide some nutritional value. Butter contains essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, E and K2. Likewise, eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12 and selenium. When consumed in moderation, these ingredients can be part of a balanced diet.
5. Single cream
The finishing touch to this delicious cake is a dollop of cream. While cream should be consumed in moderation, it can be a source of essential nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D. However, it is important to note that single cream is high in saturated fats and calories. For a healthier alternative, you can opt for low-fat cream or enjoy the cake without the additional cream.
In conclusion, Raspberry Amaretti Crunch Cake not only offers a heavenly taste experience but also offers some health benefits thanks to its nutritious ingredients. From the antioxidant-rich raspberries to the nutrient-dense ground almonds and amaretti cookies, this cake is a guilt-free treat that nourishes the body while satisfying the taste buds.