from Dominique Eastwick
Italian Raspberry Torte
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
2/3 cup sugar & ¼ cup sugar
¾ cup sour cream
½ cup butter, melted
½ tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. almond extract
1 8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 cups fresh raspberries
Fresh mint sprigs (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease a 9" springform pan: set aside.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine 2/3 cup sugar, ½ cup sour cream, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and ¼ tsp. almond extract with an electric mixer.
Add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Beat until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 15 minutes. Remove partially baked cake from oven and place on wire rack.
In a new bowl beat cream cheese and ¼ cup sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
Beat in remaining sour cream and almond extract.
Spoon cream cheese mixture over top of partially baked cake, Spread mixture carefully to edges. Return cake to oven. Bake 20-25 mnutes or until top is set and edges are brown.
Place cake on wire rack. Mound berries on cake, pressing some of the berries gently into cake top.
Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of cake from pan.
Cool 30 minutes more. Remove sides of pan.
Serve chilled. Add mint sprigs, if desired.
Makes 12-16 servings.
While your torte is chilling, how about a hot read?
If you love something...
Riley Sherman knew when to cut her losses. Although she loved Barret, he never seemed ready to commit. His business would always be his first love.
If it doesn't come back...
Barret Briggs grew up poor and would be damned if anyone he loved ever went hungry again. Too late he realized that hunger can eat at the heart too.
But what if loves bumps back into you?
When fate throws them together again, can he prove to her he is now worthy of her love? And can she open herself up enough to let him back in?
To read an excerpt from Kissing the Tycoon please click here.
Dominique Eastwick currently calls North Carolina home with her husband, two children, one crazy lab and one lazy cat. Dominique spent much of her early life moving from state to state as a Navy Brat, because of that traveling is one of her favorite past times. When not writing you can find Dominique doing her second love…photography.
Learn more about Dominique Eastwick on her website, blog, and Amazon author page.