It’s time for Cranberry Coffee Cake

This is a recipe that I have had for a very long time & it never disappoints!

I am not sure where I got this recipe from but I have always loved this cake. Sweet inside and out with the cinnamon topping giving a wonderful contrast to the tart cranberries!

Here is the recipe



3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces


1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup sour cream ( I use plain yogurt now)

1 tsp baking soda

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 cups cranberries (fresh)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease a 9 inch springform pan  *** I like to grease the pan and line the bottom  with parchment paper. I put the base of the springform pan in the rim upside down so that the cake can be removed easily from the base. 

 1. Mix the topping ingredients together. You can use a food processor for this or a fork to combine  until this mixture is a fairly fine crumb. I used a fork and then my fingers to make sure it was well combined. Sent aside

2. In a mixer with the large bowl,  cream the butter and sugar together until well combined. Add the two eggs , one at a time, mixing until well incorporated, Add vanilla and mix

 3. Put the sour cream into a medium size bowl and add the  baking soda and stir to combine.  This expands a bit so make sure your bowl has enough room

 4. Combine the flour and baking powder

 5. Add the flour and sour cream alternately to the sugar/butter/egg mixture, scraping down the sides of the mixer as needed.  Mix well after each addition. Once all the flour and sour cream have been added and your batter is well mixed and smooth, remove the mixing bowl from the base and fold in the cranberries. The batter is quite thick

6. Pour the batter into the prepared springform pan and sprinkle on the topping,  pressing it down a bit. There is a lot of topping but it adds a delicious crunch to the cake.

 7. Bake for 1 hour or until done.   Cool for 10 minutes in the pan . To remove the side of the pan, take a knife and run it along the inside edge, between the cake and side of the pan, open the latch and remove the rim.  Cool the cake completely before removing the base .


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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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