Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling
This is one of the best coffee cakes I have ever eaten! It is moist and tender though somewhat sweet. I made a half recipe in a 9 inch square pan. I did add some nutmeg to the dry ingredients and since I didn't have an orange handy, I added a few tablespoons of orange marmalade to the eggnog mixture. It tasted wonderful! I did use the full 1/2 cup of cranberries instead of reducing them in half. Next time I would mix them first with a little bit of the dry ingredients so they distribute in the batter better. My eggnog was golden eggnog so I think that added to the sweetness. But all in all it is a great recipe!
Excellent!! I was looking for a recipe to use up my eggnog and found this. It is very moist and I love the flavor of the fresh orange zest.... I threw a few extra craisins in.....I will be making this again and again.... thanks!!
I made half of the recipe and actually forgot the "glaze" on top. I thought it was still plenty sugary though. I used real grated orange peel, but found the orange flavor to be VERY prominent. Next time I'm going to skip the orange completely, I would have much rather tasted more of the cranberry and eggnog. Honestly I didn't taste much eggnog at all. I even added in some nutmeg, hoping to boost the flavor of the eggnog, but obviously that didn't help. I think as an "orange-cranberry coffee cake", this was very good. But as a "cranberry-eggnog coffee cake", it fell short. With some tweaks, I think this will be great.
The only thing I would put the streusel in the middle instead of the top. But otherwise I thought it was very yummy.
This was wonderful, with a subtle eggnog flavor and a velvety crumb. The next time I will use peel from a fresh orange, as the dried peel from my cupboard provided zero flavor. I'm having trouble imagining how the coffee cake could be improved, though. Maybe a dash of nutmeg to bring up the eggnog taste?Since my husband and I are empty-nesters, I decided to try a half-recipe in an 8"x8" square baking dish. The experiment was an unqualified success. If you go that route, check the coffee cake after 25 minutes. (I believe ours took 30-35 minutes.). I did make the full amount of glaze, and it didn't go to waste..The next time I make this coffee cake, I'll use the full recipe and bake half of it in a disposable 8"x8" pan to take to a friend. I may also increase the cranberries or try adding a second variety of dried fruit, such as cherries or chopped apricots.
Absolutely loved it!!! followed the recipe exactly, zested a fresh orange, the flavors were fantastic. This is definitely a keeper!!!
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.