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Walnut Cranberry Coffee Cake

With plenty of crunchy nuts and tart cranberries, this coffee cake is perfect for Christmastime breakfasts. It's also a great take-along item for potlucks because it's easily portable.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, cranberry sauce, orange zest and cinnamon; spoon over batter. Top with remaining batter. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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  • Barbara
    Dec 16, 2019

    I found it by Googling the main 2 ingredients. I needed a coffee cake -- i.e. Baked it in 9 X 9 pan. But the liquid ingredients were all off. I had to add 3/4 cup of milk to actually "pour" the batter. I don't understand why it was that way. I would have had to mix it with my fingers as my mixer was threatening to burn out. BUT --- the finished product was so popular I will have to make it again and again. It tasted like Almond cherry. The only disappointment was that they left so little for me.

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    Dec 15, 2012

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  • rajesh.sharma5
    Dec 5, 2011

    nice recipe. I will try it.