Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cranberry Coffee Cake

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

4 eggs

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

powder sugar

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.


Piecefulafternoon said...

I was at the same sew-in as Dena - it was fun to meet her in person - we only live about 20 miles apart - maybe a little less if I can just figure out where it is you actually live. And that coffee cake was the best I've ever tasted - baked in a bundt pan it was pretty to look at - and soft and delicious and filled with good crunchy nuts and dried cranberries - it was heaven.

So glad you got to come to the sew in Dena - looking forward to seeing your finished quilt that you were working on.

Roslyn said...

Sounds like a great recipe, moist & yummy. Bet it is great at Thanksgiving I will save it!