Easy-to-make Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake – 10 steps

This Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake has a beautiful balance of flavors from the sweetness of the vanilla sugar, and the tartness of the cranberries. The crumb is delicate and buttery. A perfect way to end a fall meal.

Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake Recipes

Easy-to-make Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake
Easy-to-make Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake
Easy-to-make Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake - 10 steps 1

Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake

A delicious coffee cake, made with fresh cranberries, is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. This recipe is quick to make and delicious! Make it a day ahead of time. The streusel topping adds an extra layer of flavor. You can make this delicious cake several days ahead, and freeze it for later. If you want to make it even better, you can freeze the leftovers! Let's get started!
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Cake, Vegetarian
Cuisine: French
Diet: Low Calorie, Vegetarian
Keyword: coffee, coffee cake, cranberry, vanilla
CookingStyle: Baking, Oven cook
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 643kcal
Author: Ms Kelly
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  • Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in middle.
  • Generously butter a 9- by 2-inch round cake pan. Line bottom with a round of parchment paper and butter parchment.
  • Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into a food processor with tip of a paring knife (reserve pod for another use if desired). Add sugar and pulse to combine. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Pulse cranberries with 1/2 cup vanilla sugar in processor until finely chopped (do not purée).
  • Whisk together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Beat together 1 stick butter and 1 cup vanilla sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down side and bottom of bowl.
  • Reduce speed to low and mix in flour mixture and milk alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour,until just combined.
  • Spread half of batter in pan, then spoon cranberries over it, leaving a 1/2-inch border around edge. Top with remaining batter and smooth top.
  • Blend remaining 1/4 cup vanilla sugar with remaining tablespoon each of butter and flour using your fingertips. Crumble over top of cake.
  • Bake until a wooden pick inserted into cake (not into cranberry filling) comes out clean and side begins to pull away from pan, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan 30minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely, crumb side up.



Let the cake cool before glazing it.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 643kcal | Carbohydrates: 143g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 91g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 4mg
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