Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cranberry Coffee Cake

Several people asked me for the cranberry coffee cake recipe so here it is: Yes it does have 3 1/2 sticks of butter!

Cranberry Coffee Cake
From: Melissa Carr and Cuisine

For Struesel-
½ stick unsalted butter
2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup toasted pecans
1/3 cup dried cranberries
¼ cup sugar
2 TBSP orange zest

For Cake:
1 cup fresh cranberries
2 ¼ cup sugar divided
Zest of ½ - 1 orange
2 cups flour
1 tsp each salt and cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
4 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
3 sticks unsalted butter softened

Preheat oven to 350 and coat a 9 inch square pan with cooking spray. Line pan with parchment so it hangs over edges and spray again.
Melt ½ stick butter and stir in all streusel
Pulse fresh cranberries, ¾ cup sugar and orange zest in food processor; set aside. Whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder in a bowl. In another bowl whisk together eggs and egg yolk; set aside
Using a hand mixer cream 3 sticks butter and 1 ½ cups sugar in large bowl
Add flour mixture and egg mixture alternately to butter mixture beating well after each addition. Transfer half of batter to pan; top with cranberry mixture and then top with remaining batter. Use a knife to swirl batter and cranberries. Top cake with streusel
Bake 55 – 60 minutes..

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