1 pkg (10-oz) frozen raspberries, thawed
1/2 cup sugar
1 box (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup olive or canola oil
3 large eggs
Whipped cream for topping, if desired
Fresh raspberries for garnish, if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9 X 13-inch baking pan; set aside.
Drain the raspberries, saving the juice. Add enough water to the juice to make 1 1/2 cups; pour into a medium saucepan and combine with the sugar. Heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large mixer bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and eggs at low speed until moistened. Beat at high speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Spoon the raspberries out evenly over the batter and pour the warm liquid over the berries and batter.
Bake at 350 degrees 35-40 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched in the center.
Best served warm topped with whipped cream and fresh raspberries for garnish.
Yield: 12 servings
Note: Leftovers should be refrigerated.