Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake

We always have a lot of friends and family that stop by the cottage to say hello during the holidays, and I like to have a nice coffee cake to serve with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. This coffee cake has a spicy cranberry flavor and is just delicious. It freezes well so that means we can have another one on hand when the last slice is gone. I love a nice slice of this coffee cake, a cup of coffee and time with a friend.

Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake

Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Serves 10
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole cranberry sauce
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
In a small bowl mix the cranberry sauce cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, mix well and set aside
In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside
In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy, add the eggs one at a time, mixing well, add the buttermilk and mix well.
Add the flour mixture a little at a time until blended well
In a 9X13 buttered and floured baking dish add 1/2 of the batter, then drop 1/2 of the cranberry mixture on top in little droplets, then swirl the cranberry mix into the batter.
Top with the remaining batter and then dollop with the remaining cranberry mixture.
Top with the walnuts
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a pick come out of the center clean.
Mix the confectioners sugar and milk, then drizzle over the top of the cake
This cake is delicious warm or at room temperature
Can freeze up to 3 months
Ready To Bake

Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Drizzle The Icing

Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Thank you so much for stopping by today to visit with us and enjoy some Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake. Hope you will have a great week with lots of fabulous food, family and friends and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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  1. What a lovely cake!!
    I like the mixture of flavors in it
    I'd love a slice with hot milk

    I wish you a wonderful holiday!!

  2. Oh Miz Helen, I would just love this. I love cranberry anything and with the spices... oh my! The only thing better would be sharing a slice with you, sweet friend. xo
    p.s. I love your teapot (or maybe it's a coffee pot?).

  3. G'day! Your coffee cakes looks (and can smell it), true!
    I'll bring the coffee or tea...look forward to me arriving via the screen sometime soon! lol
    Cheers! Joanne
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

  4. Miz Helen, your Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake looks delicious, and the pictures you took are so sweet and Christmasy! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! ♥

  5. I love the sound of this recipe, Miz Helen. Your Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake looks delicious. I've pinned it to my Cakes board on Pinterest and will share on FB too :-)

  6. This must smell wonderful baking. Love that it has all the flavors of the season. Thanks for bringing it by foodie friday. happy new year.

  7. Oh my goodness, I had to pin this the moment I saw it- I hadn't even finished reading it! So delicious looking! And your tea pot is gorgeous!

  8. Sounds and looks delish! I love the idea of having a go to coffee cake for company. Thanks for a great recipe!

  9. This sounds like it would be great with a cup of Sweet Desert Delight tea from Zhi Tea!

  10. I already love coffee cake, but I'll definitely be trying this cranberry version. Looks delicious! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  11. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing a fantastic recipe. Hopping over from Create With Joys site. We are gluten free but I do have awesome flour that allows me to make just about anything. I may be trying this soon. Happy 2014!

  12. Hopping over from Inspire Me Monday. Your Cranberry Coffee Cake looks very yummy! I may have to try this recipe out. But, I really like is your lovely tea pot. That's just so beautiful and cozy in the background. It's nice to meet you! Now following GFC! ;)

  13. Delicious coffee cake I am highlighting this one this week Hearth and soul blog hop.

  14. I just baked with cranberries for the first time ever last week and made a delicious cranberry bread. This would be a wonderful second try! It looks amazing. Pinned.


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