Raspberry Jam Loaf with Streusel Topping
Soft and buttery Raspberry Jam Loaf with Streusel Topping. There is just a special kind of satisfaction that comes from baking your own treat and enjoying it freshly warm out of the oven. Made with the usual loaf ingredients, delicious raspberry jam and an amazing streusel topping, this loaf melts in the mouth. This loaf is soooo easy to make, comes together in less than 15 minutes, and once baked, you get to enjoy a warm loaf filled with delicious raspberry jam filled in the middle. The streusel makes it extra special and more decadent to eat. If you make it, make sure to share it! And make sure to eat it warm, its the best.
About this recipe
The recipe might sound basic, not entirely new, but simple and basic recipes usually turn out really good. And to be honest, I love both simple and complicated recipes. I usually go back and forth, depending on what I am in the mood for. Sometimes I want a quick dessert, and other times I am happy to set aside hours cooking or baking something delicious.
Anyway, the idea for this recipe has been on my list of things to bake. I loved the idea of a sweet loaf that is filled with jam in the middle and a crunchy, nutty top. The combination of a soft loaf with a sweet jam filled middle and a crunchy topping sounded like perfection. This is the kind of loaf that can be enjoyed with a delicious cup of tea or coffee. I would highly recommend you enjoy this on the day, freshly warm out of the oven. That is when it tastes the best!
This recipe uses basic ingredients, nothing fancy and no expensive ingredients here! Making the loaf comes together quickly with a mixer, the streusel takes a few minutes to bring together, and you don’t even have to make the jam from scratch. To add some extra sweetness, make the lemon glaze. But if the loaf is sweet enough for you, you can leave this part out. It all depends on how sweet you like it.
Making the streusel & loaf
If you want a quick rundown, here it is.
The first step is to make the streusel so that it is ready for the topping of the loaf. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped walnuts. Add the cold unsalted butter and mix it into the flour mixture using your hands or a fork, until the mixture resembles thick crumbs.
Onto the loaf. In a mixing bowl, add the Greek Yogurt, vanilla essence, lemon juice, eggs, melted butter and milk. Mix until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.
Pour half of the batter into an already lined loaf tin. Then add 4 tablespoons of raspberry jam on top, spreading it out evenly. Top the jam with the remaining loaf batter. Top the loaf with the already prepared streusel.
Bake in the oven for 40-45 min. Allow the cake to slightly cool.
While the cake is baking, make the glaze
This part of the recipe is entirely optional. If you want to include a sweet lemon glaze prepare it while the cake is baking. In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk, honey and lemon zest. There is something about adding honey to a glaze that makes it extra creamy and it is delicious. Once the cake has slightly cooled, pour the glaze either over the entire loaf or on individual slices. Make sure not to pour the glaze over a hot loaf, because it will just run off onto the plate.
And that is basically all you need to know. The streusel, loaf and glaze are all very basic things to put together. But the simplicity creates a beautifully soft and sweet loaf with a delicious nutty, streusel topping.
Looking for more?
If you are looking for more ideas, try one of the recipes below:
Prune, Walnut & Chocolate Loaf
Honey and Walnut Brioche Bread
I hope you enjoy this Raspberry Jam Loaf with Streusel Topping as much as I do! It’s the perfect thing to make for when you want something sweet but do not want to spend endless hours baking. Leave a comment and let me know how this recipe turns out for you. If you get a moment, please leave this recipe a rating. If you get a little stuck or have any questions, you can also reach me over on Instagram.
|For The Loaf|
|60g Greek Yogurt|
|1tsp vanilla essence|
|2 whole eggs|
|50g unsalted butter, melted|
|1/2 lemon, juice of|
|200g all purpose flour|
|1tsp baking powder|
|100g caster sugar|
|4tbsp raspberry jam|
|For The Streusel|
|70g all purpose flour|
|50g brown sugar|
|50g unsalted butter, cold, cubed|
|The Lemon Glaze|
|50g powdered sugar|
|1tsp lemon zest|
|1tsp liquid honey|
delicious. Can I use clarified butter instead of butter as I mostly use clarified butter for baking?