Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe
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Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe

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"This recipe was given to me by a former neighbor," pens Doris Brearley from Vestal, New York. The yummy cake relies on baking mix, canned cranberry sauce and an easy nut topping, so it's truly a quick bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 311 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, sugar, milk and egg. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Drop cranberry sauce by teaspoonfuls over batter. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over cranberry sauce.
  2. Bake at 400° for 18-23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over coffee cake. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Coffee Cake in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p48

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mellowinRI 89525
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"Mu husband likes a particular coffee cake and frowns on any other that I attempt to serve him - till this one. He's been happily eating this coffee cake every morning and just had a piece for a snack. "Where did you get this recipe?" he asked me. "It's really GOOD!" I asked him if it is moist enough and he said yes, very...which is great because I find cakes made with Bisquick to be kind of dry sometimes. I have already added this recipe to my "Favorites" because Jack loves it and it was very quick and easy to make. The only thing I did differently was to add a dash of almond flavoring to the glaze since almond goes so well with cranberry! Thank you for this "keeper" of a recipe!"

Midlo Mary 56227
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"I was so excited to see this recipe and had to try it since Doris Brearley is one of the best cooks in NYS! I lived with the Brearley family in Vestal when I was a 1st-year teacher in 1968-69. Many of her recipes are among my cherished collection of family favorites to this day! You've still got it, Mrs. B! I love you!

Mary Dillon, Midlothian, VA"

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