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Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake

Cranberries are an important crop in New England. This recipe produces a beautiful and delicious cake.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in almond extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.
  • Sprinkle the walnuts into a greased 9-in. fluted tube pan. Spread one third of the batter over nuts; top with half the cranberry sauce. Repeat layers, ending with the final third of batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over coffee cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 276 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Bakeandrun
    Nov 6, 2014

    This is my favorite take to anything cake.

  • sewmom8
    Feb 22, 2012

    Delicious and very easy! An excellent way to use up leftover cranberry sauce!

  • mvdeporre
    May 12, 2011

    I added two tablespoons of poppy seeds to the batter. It was really delicious!! Easy too.