Funny how food can take you back in time. So much so, that it seems my taste buds have a better memory than my mind does. Some good and some not so good.
Raspberry Crunch is definitely a good one. This recipe was handed down to me from Sir Sportsalot's grandmother many many years ago. She used to make it with cherry pie filling, I just happen to have a thing for raspberries. But when it comes right down to it, here's something about the crumbly cake topping that I just can't seem to get enough of.
I dunno if you've ever payed attention to what cake mix smells like before you bake it. Sweet, rich, enticing...demanding you to lick the bowl. But something happens in the oven and it changes. Maybe that's why cakes aren't my favorite dessert. They just don't taste the way the batter does.
Raspberry crunch fixes that.
This is one of the most simple recipes you'll find. It's versatile simply by changing the pie filling and has minimal ingredients. When I first started making it, I used a box of cake mix as instructed. However, you know how when something obvious just isn't noticed? Such as the ingredients in cake mix? There should only be a couple, yet if you were to look on the side of the box, there's a huge list of mostly unrecognizable ingredients.
My conscience began to nag me until I broke down and cried out for help. My buds on Facebook came to my rescue and introduced me to a wonderful Homemade Yellow Cake Mix recipe by iambaker.com. Basic ingredients, nothing too fancy...straight forward and delicious.
22 oz raspberry pie filling
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup melted white chocolate (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350'F
Pour the pie filling in the bottom of a 9" square or round baking dish. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the melted butter, vanilla and nuts, Stir until you have a crumbly texture. Sprinkle the crumbles evenly over the pie filling.
Bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until golden brown.
Melt the white chocolate according to package instructions. (Please note that white chocolate does not melt the same as milk or dark chocolate).
Drizzle over the top and let cool a bit before serving.
Wish I had some ice cream right now.
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