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Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake

Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15

Equipment

  • 9 x13-inch baking pan

Ingredients
  

Coffee Cake:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries (chopped) (craisins)
  • 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Frosting:

  • 1-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 4 ounces soft butter
  • 4 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped craisins
  • 1 ounce grated white chocolate
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with baker's release spray.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar; add eggs one at a time and mix again.
  • Continue mixing in milk and vanilla until smooth.
  • Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and ground ginger.
  • Add to the wet mixture and blend to form a smooth batter.
  • Fold in the cranberries, crystallized ginger, and white chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick can go in and out without wet batter stuck to it.
  • Cool in pan.
  • When coffee cake is cool, mix the sifted powdered sugar, vanilla, orange juice, butter and cream cheese until smooth and spread on cake.
  • Sprinkle with remaining craisins, white chocolate shavings and orange peel before it dries.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword cranberry recipes