Cranberry Coffee Cake

Cranberry Coffee Cake

this tastes as good as it looks AND is not bad for you

This Coffee Cake earned the following comments: “I don’t even like these things, cranberries right? Yeah, I don’t even like them but this is delicious and it’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart and delicious!” and when brought to Rich’s work: “I LOVE your Fiancee!” So yes, you should make this.

You can put this cake together in just a matter of minutes. With just one mixing bowl, a pot, and your springform pan this cake is yours! The perfect mix of sweet and tart with enough whole-wheat flour to be considered healthy this can be your go-to cake all holiday season for those last-minute get-togethers!

Cranberry Coffee Cake
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  • Cake
  • 1½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup unrefined sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cups Greek plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Fruit filling:
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Streusel topping
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • OPTIONAL ½ cup chopped walnuts, you can also use pecans
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, you can also use olive oil. I used olive oil
  • ½ cup unrefined sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9 inch spring form pan and set aside.
  2. In a heavy bottom sauce pan add cranberries and honey over medium to low heat. Cook for about 10 minutes until cranberries have soften like in the picture. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl mix eggs, oil, yogurt, vanilla and sugar. Add the flour and baking powder and combine. Pour thick batter onto the prepared baking pan. Gently spread cranberries over the batter like in the picture.
  4. In another bowl combing strudel topping and place over the cranberries. Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I baked my cake for 55.
  5. Cool cake in pan. Remove cake from the pan and serve. I actually serve my cake on the baking pan, I just remove the ring part.
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Cranberry Coffee Cake — 4 Comments

  1. Rachels’ Dan: “That looks REALLY good, I think you should make that again and bring it over.” SO, we were treated to this and it really does taste as good as it looks. The cranberries gave it a really nice tart flavor. I think that Rachel should make this again with all different fruits… wonder how many times we can get her to make it for us…

    • I think you mean “Rachel’s DAD”…. I will see what other fruits we can come up with & continue on the quest for perfect coffee cake!

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