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Walnut Cranberry Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

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.
Walnut Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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