Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

This sweet, moist coffee cake is bejeweled with fresh cranberries, and topped with crunchy slivered almonds. The perfect breakfast cake!

This sweet, moist coffee cake is bejeweled with fresh cranberries, and topped with crunchy slivered almonds.  The perfect breakfast cake!

Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake by Delightful E Made

Are you going to have company anytime soon?  Struggling to come up with some easy ways to feed your peeps for breakfast while they are crashing at your place?  Why not have a coffee cake on hand?  Its a nice alternative to the big, heavy breakfasts that take what seem to be hours to make.  This is something you can even make ahead of time, and have ready to slice right away in the morning while the coffee is brewing.

This sweet, moist coffee cake is bejeweled with fresh cranberries, and topped with crunchy slivered almonds.  The perfect breakfast cake!

The  flavors of this coffee cake are wonderful!   The tart cranberries and sweetness of the glaze compliment each other and the almond paste and extract create a flavorful cake that brings it all together.  This could be great for when you have company for the holidays, or even something to bring in to work to sweeten up those co-workers.

This sweet, moist coffee cake is bejeweled with fresh cranberries, and topped with crunchy slivered almonds.  The perfect breakfast cake!

Don’t the cranberries inside this cake look amazing?!  Beautifully pink and baked to perfection!  Here’s how easy it is to bake this delicious breakfast treat:

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Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

An easy coffee cake great for the holidays or whenever you have company.

15 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. Almond Paste (found in the baking aisle near the pie filling)
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
  • For Topping:
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. milk
  • 1/4 tsp. Almond extract
  • 1/2 c. Sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease or spray an 8" round or square cake pan. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream together the almond paste, butter and sugar using a stand or hand mixer. Add eggs gradually, and continue to beat to a creamy mixture. In seperate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in extracts, and fold in cranberries. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 325 for 48-52 minutes until cake is golden brown, and toothpick tester comes out clean. (No cake crumbs sticking.)
  4. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool on a rack.
  5. Mix together powdered sugar, milk and almond extract. Drizzle over cake and add almonds while glaze is still wet.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Brunch
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https://delightfulemade.com/2013/11/14/cranberry-almond-coffee-cake/

This recipe was adapted and revised from the cookbook Taste of Home Bakeshop Favorites.  You can purchase this cookbook at Barnes and Noble.

You and your guests will surely enjoy this coffee cake!  Happy Holidays!

Erin

This sweet, moist coffee cake is bejeweled with fresh cranberries, and topped with crunchy slivered almonds.  The perfect breakfast cake!

 

Comments

  1. This is beautiful! I love the sliced almonds covering the cake.
  2. OH... this looks perfect. We are big coffee cake people over here. I have some almonds and cranberries in the house right now. Might need to do a test trial before people come in town. Pinning!
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says:
      Thanks so much, Krista! This is a really yummy coffee cake. The almond and cranberry flavors go really well together. Hope you enjoy! ~Erin
  3. I have GOT to try this! Anything with almonds is a win! And the cranberries make it so pretty!
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says:
      It really is great, Julia! I took the rest of what I had photographed into my son's school for the staff, and it was gone in about an hour. Everyone loved it! And I'm so with ya on Almonds - I especially love almond extract/flavoring. It goes really well with the cranberries. Enjoy! ~Erin
  4. Jamie @Love Bakes Good Cakes says:
    This sounds crazy good! Pinning this to try! Thanks so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays :)
  5. This looks so good and I'm not even a huge fan of almonds....my husband loves them though - so this is a must! I am doing a Thanksgiving Round-Up Series next week on my blog and I would love to share this recipe. Please email me if you are happy for me to include this recipe (and any other Thanksgiving delights you may have to share!) Ruth x
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says:
      Hi Ruth, Sure - you are more than welcome to include the Cranberry Almond Coffee cake in your Thanksgiving round up. Please include a link-back to the post. :) I do have a couple other Thanksgiving related posts, so I will e-mail those over to you. Thanks so much!
  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love baking with cranberries because of that pretty burst of red.
  7. WOW!!! That looks amazing!! I so want to lick my screen right now! I'm such a coffee lover and I enjoy have a little something sweet with me java. Definitely will bake this over the holidays!
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says:
      It tastes amazing! You'll love it, Ophelia! Thanks so much for stopping by. ~Erin
  8. This coffee cake sounds delicious and is so incredibly gorgeous! Perfect for Christmas morning or any time company is on the way! Thanks so much for sharing at the Saturday Night Fever Link Party!
  9. love that simple but more authentic coffee cake recipe god bless you for sharing this I am surely going to try this out.
  10. WOW, such a gorgeous cake!! I'll take drizzles and almonds and cranberries over fondant and decorations any day! Totally pinning this one, it looks delicious. :) ~April (visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday)
  11. Wow! This looks amazing! I love the cranberry almond combo! I'd be thrilled if you shared this at my Creative Ways Link Party. It's live on Wednesdays at 8pm central. Hope to see you there. Blessings, Nici

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