Yesterday I was so busy preparing for today's sew-in that I didn't have the opportunity to write anything and I still wasn't able to get everything done as I had planned. Oh well... So today is the sew-in and I made a Cranberry Coffee Cake last night before going to bed. I receive a lot of requests for this recipe and thought I'd share it with everyone.
Cranberry Coffee Cake 350° 55 - 65 minutes
8 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 1/2 cups cranberries, or similar fruit
1/2 pecans, chopped
In large mixing bowl, cream cream cheese, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Mix. Add to batter in thirds. In small bowl, toss cranberries, chopped pecans, and final 1/4 cup flour. Fold into batter. Pour batter into a greased 10" bunt pan and bake in a 350° oven for 55 - 65 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before removing cake from bunt pan. Cool on rack and dust with powder sugar after it has completely cooled.
I need to finish packing for today's sew-in. I'll write more later if I have time.