Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

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Cake for breakfast?  Yes, please!

I’ve been thinking about November and December and all of the food that goes with those months over the last week or so.  I was so ready and excited when I saw fresh cranberries at the grocery store.  It is time to get baking with these gorgeous red berries.  So I ran right home and made this Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake.

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This cake would be perfect for a holiday brunch or just any ol’ day really.  It is the perfect combo of tart cranberries and slightly sweet coffee cake, all rounded out with the sweet cinnamon streusel.  And is just right served slightly warm with a fresh cup of coffee…a cranberry lover’s delight!

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Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

This is the perfect Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake recipe - the tart cranberries shine through the slightly sweet cake.


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen CRANBERRIES
  • 1/2 cup SUGAR
  • 2 cups FLOUR
  • 2 teaspoons BAKING POWDER
  • 1/2 teaspoon SALT
  • 1/3 cup BUTTER
  • 1 EGG
  • 2/3 cup MILK
  • 1/4 cup FLOUR
  • 1 teaspoon CINNAMON
  • 2 Tablespoons packed BROWN SUGAR
  • 2 Tablespoons BUTTER


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop the cranberries and place into a bowl, add 2 Tablespoons of sugar. Stir together and set aside.
  2. Line a 9x9 baking pan with foil and lightly grease bottom of the pan.
  3. Stir together the remaining 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons of sugar with the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a measuring cup, combine egg and milk. Add to the flour mixture and stir together with a fork until just moistened. Use a spatula to fold in the cranberries. Spread into pan.
  5. Combine 1/4 cup flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and 2 Tablespoons of butter using a pastry blender. Sprinkle streusel over cake batter.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and a toothpick tests clean. Serve warm with coffee.

Recipe Source: Comfort Food 2013 Magazine



Some of our favorite breakfasts…

Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

Breakfast Pizza

Eggnog Coffee Cake

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  1. Kat says

    Delicious, especially with the addition of orange extract. Wonder if I could put zest in crumb? Will make in food processor next time (dough first, transfer to bowl, cranberries+sugar). Color looks muddled going into pan, bakes up beautifully. Thanks for a great recipe, definitely a keeper!

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