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Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake Recipe for Christmas

Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake Recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • zest of one orange
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x9 square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Add butter, orange zest and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat well until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
  3. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture and milk to batter and beat just until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cranberries and 2 tablespoons flour. Fold cranberries into batter.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Batter is very thick and almost seems dry, but is not! The moisture from the cranberries will make it perfect! Top with coarse sugar.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until center is done when a toothpick is inserted in the center. Cool and serve warm.
  7. Serves 9