Pretty Cranberry Coffee Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
Instead of using canned sauce, I used some leftover homemade cranberry sauce I had made. I love the color the cranberry adds (the recipe name is true!) I made this around the holidays, but can make any time of year. Great flavor, dont skip the almond extract (especially in the glaze, the flavor comes through.)
Cake overflowed while baking in the 9 inch sq pan and dough burned and smoked on bottom of oven. Quite a mess. I followed the recipe so not sure why it rose so high and went over the sides of the pan. Saved part tasted good but house reeked with the burned smell for many days.
I've been making this for over twenty years, usually a double batch. Friends and family love it. It never last more than a couple hours. It is that God.
Made this gluten-free, and we all thought it was delicious! Definitely a keeper.I am allergic to wheat, so I made it gluten-free -- I used all purpose gluten-free flour (I basically use the recipe from Gluten Free on a Shoestring, but add 1/4 Cup oat bran to it and run it all through my food processor.) I did sub in a couple tablespoons of almond flour for a couple tablespoons of the all purpose flour. I then added a third egg and a second teaspoon of baking powder. That was it -- and my husband initially thought it wasn't gluten-free at all! My daughter who doesn't usually like fruit in baked goods loved it too. I wasn't paying attention and sprinkled walnuts over the cranberry sauce between layers in addition to on top of the cake, which we liked as well. Very good coffee cake, and a good GF conversion option!
This is a very yummy coffee cake. I used toasted pecans instead of the walnuts and everyone loved it!
I recall making this cake before but now that I'm a newbie Field Editor, I prepared this recipe again so that I could rate it & review this recipe! I used 1/2 vegetable shortening and half butter so that I could conserve on my butter supply! I used 1 tsp. salt & instead of sour cream, I used a 6-oz. container of Greek cherry yogurt (Chobani brand with fruit on the bottom or generic ) which I stirred up well)! I used an 8-1/2to 8-3/4" square pan, greased and floured and what I did was place 1/3 cup batter, 1/2 of the cranberry sauce, then 1/3 cup batter again and balance of sauce, then balance of batter. I did bake for exactly 1 hour-top got quite browned, so I cut away the burnt parts with a sharp paring knife! I'd say baking time would be 50 to 60 minutes-bake 50 minutes, then test the cake and if a cake tester comes out gooey, then bake 5 to 10 more minutes! I did use the chopped walnuts on top of cake since this was what the recipe called for! Normally, I don't use nuts in my cakes unless absolutely needed and this is one of those times! The flour, baking powder and baking soda I kept the same! The sugar and eggs I kept the same, too! I didn't glaze the cake! Generally, I like to leave my coffee cakes as they are! I think it also depends on the individual tastes of the person who prepares a recipe! Darlene Brendan(aka Markel), thank you so much for this recipe! This IS a pretty coffee cake! I'm sure that I'll be using this often and it was quick to assemble and bake, too! delowenstein
This is a good cake! Although I prefer chocolate desserts I like this cake, and I wont even try to say how much my mom and older sister like it. I have made a few adjustments to the recipe and now they like it even better. I use 3/4 cup margarine instead of 1 cup butter, I use about 3/4 cup wheat flour with 1 1/2 cups white flour, and I substitute plain yogurt for sour cream. Also, After I grease the pan (I usually use a spring-form pan) I sprinkle the bottom of the pan with about 1/2 cup sliced almonds. (I do not use the walnuts) Then I layer as the recipes says, except after I put on the cranberry sauce I sprinkle about 1/3 cup of oats. My mom and sister always request this cake for their birthday. Thank you!