Tested till perfect Custard-Topped Berry Kuchen

Custard-Topped Berry Kuchen

This moist, tender coffee cake scented with lemon and nutmeg is a farmhouse classic that's sturdy enough to carry to picnics or potlucks. It is irresistible with coffee or a glass of milk, especially when still warm from the oven.

By Donna Bartolini and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2007

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  • Portion size 8


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbutter, softened
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspgrated lemon rind
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspvanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspbaking powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspgrated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsour cream
  • 2 cups 2cupsraspberryraspberries
  • 1 cup 1cupblackberryblackberries
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspicing sugar


  • 2 2egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsour cream
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
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Line 9-inch (2.5 L) springform pan with parchment paper; set aside.

In bowl, beat butter with sugar until light; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in lemon rind and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; stir into butter mixture alternately with sour cream, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of sour cream.

Sprinkle 2/3 cup (150 mL) of the raspberries and 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the blackberries in prepared pan; spread batter over top. Scatter remaining berries over batter. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Topping: In small bowl, stir egg yolks, sour cream and sugar; pour evenly over warm cake. Bake until set, about 10 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove side of pan; let cool for 10 minutes longer. (Make-ahead: Let cool completely; wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Sprinkle with icing sugar.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 379 pro 6g total fat 19g sat. fat 11g
carb 48g fibre 3g chol 139mg sodium 319mg

% RDI:

calcium 8 iron 12 vit A 18 vit C 15
folate 32
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