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Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake Recipe
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Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake Recipe

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To use up leftover eggnog, cranberries and pecans from the holiday season, I added them to a classic coffee cake recipe. It goes together the night before and bakes in the morning.—Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon eggnog


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a small bowl, whisk eggnog, sour cream and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, orange peel, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with eggnog mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in cranberries.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. For streusel, in a small bowl, mix sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon until blended. Stir in pecans; sprinkle over batter. Refrigerate, covered, at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove pan from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack 20 minutes.
  4. For glaze, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and eggnog until smooth; drizzle over cake. Serve warm. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"The flavor of this cake is absolute;ly delicious! I used Truvia baking blend instead of sugar and increased the orange peel to 1 tablespoon. Next time I make this will increase the dried cranberries to 3/4 cup."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"Sounds delicious!"

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