Crumb Coffee Cake with Cherry Jam

  • 70 mins

This coffee cake is accented by combining it with sweet cherry jam.


  • 3/4 cup, plus 2 tbs margarine, softened
  • 1 cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 3 and 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 (16 oz) jar of cherry jam
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • powdered sugar
  • Grease a (10 inch) spring form pan.
  • Preheat the oven to  425 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, beat margarine and granulated sugar until creamy.
  • Stir in the egg and lemon peel.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together.
  • Fold a few tbs into the mixture.
  • Add the remaining  flour mixture.
  • With fingertips, work the mixture quickly into the crumbs.
  • Place half the crumbs in prepared cake pan.
  • Spread with cherry jam.
  • Mix remaining crumbs with almonds and scatter over jam.
  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until the top is browned.
  • Remove cake from pan and cool on rack.
  • Sift powdered sugar over cooled cake.

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