This is a recipe that you will make over and over again. I know this because I do. It is so simple, yet so impressive. I make this to serve at breakfast get- togethers or brunches, coffee dates, and to bring as a hostess gift.

Wrap a cooled cake in cellophane and a ribbon and you have a thoughtful food gift. Make sure that you attach the recipe, because the receiver will most definitely ask you for it.

This coffee cake takes just a few minutes to put together and the reward is incredible. Delicate orange scented cake with a layer of spicy streusel and lots of cranberries. Perfect for the holidays, but also any time of year. A few variations that I have made: dried cherries and chocolate chips, fresh blueberry and lemon, cinnamon chips and pumpkin pie spice. All delicious and all perfect next to a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee.

Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake

By Bree

Ingredients:

For the cake:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
zest of one orange
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 (8-ounce) carton sour cream
1 (6-ounce) bag dried cranberries

For the streusel:
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup walnuts, chopped
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Butter a 10-inch tube pan. Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, orange zest and orange juice, using an electric mixer. Add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Add sour cream and mix until smooth. Fold in cranberries.

In a small bowl, fork together brown sugar, sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and vanilla.

Pour one- half of the batter into the prepared cake pan. Spread evenly and sprinkle half of the streusel mixture over. Layer remaining batter and streusel.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, Remove pan and cool completely.

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  1. I downloaded the recipe for Cranberry Orange Coffee
    Cake. It sounds delicious, I plan on making it this weekend.

  2. Dena Pagoria said:

    We most definitely will be making this on Thanksgiving! But I only have a
    bundt pan. Will this work?

    • realbutter said:

      A Bundt pan will work fine. Enjoy!