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Rich Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe

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Total Time: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling

Makes: 16 servings

When our children come home for the holidays, I make sure to bake this coffee cake. I always use fresh berries in season, then put a few bags in the freezer for later on. That way, we can enjoy this moist cake anytime we want! —Mildred Schwartzentruber, Tavistock, Ontario

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  2. Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture. Mix remaining flour with cranberries and nuts; fold into batter. Batter will be very thick. Spoon into a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  3. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until cake tests done. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool on a wire rack. Before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 16 servings.
VIEW DIRECTIONS
Originally published as Rich Cranberry Coffee Cake in Country Woman September/October 1992, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 337 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews

Oct. 20, 2017

I turned the kitchen over to my husband this afternoon, and he wanted to make this. We enjoyed it warm from the oven. What a wonderful flavor! A real keeper. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Jul. 4, 2017

I fixed this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it!!

Mar. 8, 2017

I've been making this coffeecake for holiday gifts for years. But I make it year-round also. I always use frozen berries - but they need to be incorporated very quickly into the batter otherwise the batter gets too chilled to mix properly. The easiest way to do this is to mix the cranberries and nuts with the 1/4 c flour in a large metal bowl; then dump the batter into the bowl and fold the batter with the berries and nuts. So much easier than trying to blend in the mixer bowl. The one difference in my recipe versus this one is the baking temperature. I bake mine at 325 degrees for about 60 min. Comes out perfect every time.

Jan. 1, 2017

This was a big hit at our Christmas Eve dinner. I added a little orange zest to the batter along with 1/2 cup of sour cream. I also created a glaze using strawberry orange juice and confectioner's sugar to pour over it. The dinner guest said the cake was moist and the glaze was awesome.

Dec. 22, 2016

This is a go to Christmas recipe for our family. Everyone loves it, my husbands coworkers particularly and I love how easy it is to make. It freezes extremely well also.

Feb. 15, 2016

Very good cake - lovely taste. I will however add more cranberries 1/2 cup to a cup and bake for only 50 minutes next time as it was slightly dry.

Oct. 5, 2015

This recipe is great to take to a club meeting or church lunch because you will get raves and recipe requests.

May. 2, 2015

This cake is easy to make and a good reason to keep frozen cranberries in your freezer. I baked it for about 65 minutes and it was perfect. I did forget to put the confectioner's sugar on after it was baked, but it really didn't need it. I like this cake because it is not overly sweet. It is perfect with a nice cup of coffee and satisfies a sweet tooth without being too much. I used a little more cranberries and nuts than called for because I didn't feel like taking the time to measure accurately on those ingredients. So I went with close enough and a few extra berries and nuts never hurts anything :). I used real butter and real cream cheese because if you are going to take the time to bake, skimping on ingredients is just plain silly. If you are looking for something to serve company, feel confident in making this recipe. Your guests will be glad you did.

Jan. 23, 2015

Wonderful and delicious!

Nov. 30, 2014

This cake was delicious. After reading previous reviews, I baked it for 50 minutes and it was perfect. I used reduced-fat cream cheese and cut the cranberries in half before adding them to the batter. I didn't add the nuts due to family preference. Thank you for sharing our new favorite cranberry recipe!

Reviews

Oct. 20, 2017

I turned the kitchen over to my husband this afternoon, and he wanted to make this. We enjoyed it warm from the oven. What a wonderful flavor! A real keeper. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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