Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake
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This Cranberry Coffee Cake is fluffy, moist, and swirled with sweet cranberries. Easy to make, full of flavor, and great for using up any leftover cranberry sauce from the holidays!
Now that December is almost here, I can start sharing my holiday goodies with you that I’ve been testing since October! And this Cranberry Coffee Cake is just a little sneak peek of what’s to come during the rest of the season.
If you’re anything like me, cranberry (along with peppermint and gingerbread) are a must during the holidays.
This cranberry sauce coffee cake is fluffy, moist, and swirled with sweet cranberries. Easy to make and full of flavor, this treat makes the perfect breakfast or dessert for the holiday season!
For me, decadent treats like this during the holidays are needed to cope with the endless shopping, wrapping of gifts, and just for enjoying around the Christmas tree. Since I love my fair share of baked goods, I only turn to quality ingredients that I can trust.
Which is why Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour is a staple ingredient in my kitchen. It’s made from organic hard red wheat and not enriched with any additives.
This flour is used by professional bakers and makes light and fluffy baked goods. By using this flour, you can feel good about what you’re baking in the kitchen and feeding to your loved ones.
One bite of this Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake and you’ll have found your new favorite holiday treat. Serve a slice alongside your morning cup of coffee or as an after-dinner treat.
The moist, sweet cake pairs perfectly with the tangy cranberries, making this a decadently delicious treat for the holidays.
So if you’re in the mood for a cranberry-filled cake, then this cranberry coffee cake recipe was meant for you! Made with Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour, you can feel good about whipping up this dessert for the holiday season.
Ingredients in Cranberry Coffee Cake
If you’re unsure what to do with the leftover cranberry sauce that’s been hanging out in the fridge since Thanksgiving, make this coffee cake! Keeping leftover cranberry sauce recipes like this one on hand make it easy to repurpose leftovers, not to mention reduce holiday food waste!
Here’s what you’ll need to make the coffee cake:
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour
- Baking powder
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Vanilla bean paste (or extract)
- Cranberry sauce
- Lemon juice
- Ground cinnamon
How to Make Cranberry Coffee Cake
Like most of my recipes, this cranberry coffee cake recipe is simple to prepare.
- The batter starts with some softened butter and sugar.
- After creaming together until fluffy, you’ll add in three eggs, followed by Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract.
- Once the batter is complete, you’ll spread that into a baking dish and swirl with cranberry sauce.
- Pop the coffee cake into the oven and let your house fill with the delicious aroma of the coffee cake.
Can This Recipe Be Halved?
Yes, very easily! Just halve the ingredients and bake the coffee cake in an 8×8-inch or 9×9-inch pan (note that the bake time may need to be increased slightly if using an 8×8).
Can You Freeze Coffee Cake?
Yes, let the cranberry coffee cake cool to room temperature and then wrap in a layer of plastic wrap. Then, seal it in a freezer bag and freeze up to three months.
When ready to enjoy, set on the counter to thaw.
Note that you can freeze individual slices of coffee cake or the entire pan (if it’s in a freezer-safe baking dish).
Tips for the Best Coffee Cake
- You can use canned or homemade cranberry sauce in this recipe. This would be a great recipe to make if you have leftover cranberry sauce from the holidays that needs to be eaten!
- Likewise, you can use any type of cranberry sauce you’d like (i.e. one that’s made with red wine, nuts, orange zest, etc.). Anything will work!
- For added flavor and texture, consider adding a streusel topping.
Looking for More Easy Coffee Cake Recipes?
- Mixed Berry Coffee Cake
- Apple Streusel Coffee Cake
- Banana Coffee Cake
- Blueberry Coffee Cake Bites
- Blackberry Coffee Cake
Cranberry Coffee Cake
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 ½ cups Bob's Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour, (or all-purpose flour)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste, (or vanilla extract)
- 1 can (14 ounce) cranberry sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons granulated
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Add in flour, ½ cup at a time, followed by Greek yogurt and vanilla bean paste/extract Beat until just combined. Spread batter into prepared pan.Set aside.
- In a blender or food processor, mix cranberry sauce and lemon juice until smooth. Pour sauce over batter and gently swirl with a knife.
- In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and 2 teaspoons white sugar. Sprinkle over top of batter.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
Oh wow, this coffee cake looks SO incredibly fluffy! And that cranberry swirl… Yum! I swear, every year the holiday season creeps up on me. It seriously feels like it was August just yesterday!
Thank you, Nora! And I know…I would I could just press the pause button on life! 🙂
So perfect for the season! I love to add Greek yogurt to my baked goods…it’s such a healthy way to keep everything moist and tender! Plus, cranberries in EVERYTHING is a must at this time of year. Beautiful!
Thanks, Blair! I’m all about the cranberries goodies too! 🙂
This cake is super pretty, Gayle. And it’s perfect for the morning of T-Day! After all, that yogurt gives it protein, which will hold me over. Right? Happy Thanksgiving, friend!
Thank you, Mir! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
I’m with you, I can’t believe it’s Dec in a few days!! Where has this year gone! I can’t complain though because I do like the holiday season. Especially when it’s filled with delicious festive treats, like this cranberry cake 😀
I love the holiday season, too! Thanks for the cranberry love, Nadia!
Cranberries are TOTALLY my obsession right now so I’m pretty much dying over this coffee cake! That SWIRL = absolute perfection. Have a great Thanksgiving, Gayle!
This cranberry swirl is the best! Thanks, Sarah! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
Gayle, initially I thought that was BACON on top of your cake . . and I was like oh my gawd, I love this!!! 😛 This cranberry-swirl-coffee-cake is STUNNING and looks so delicious!!! I love Bob’s Red Mill!
Haha I’ve never tried bacon in coffee cake before, but now you’ve got me thinking! 🙂 Thanks, Alice!
Wow, wow, wow! Coffee and cranberry sound like such a delicious combination! This is such a stunning cake Gayle, and I love Bob’s Red Mill’s flours – they’re my favourite brand to use!!
Thank you, Harriet! This makes a delicious holiday breakfast!
Where has this year gone? It’s crazy that it is nearly December already.
This is a delicious looking cake, and I love adding Greek yoghurt to cake, as it adds such a nice texture.
I just can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, Dannii!
This coffee cake is gorgeous, Gayle!! I’ve been playing around with Bob’s Red Mill flour too. I fell in love with the soft silky texture. I can just imagine how soft and fluffy this cake is!
Isn’t their flour just perfect? Thanks for the kind words, Jen!
OMG Gayle look at that cake!! It’s so fluffy and those gorgeous cranberries in there makes it look so perfect for holidays!! Such a creative delicious cake!
Thanks you, Ami! This texture is perfectly soft and fluffy, just the way I like it! 🙂
I can’t believe Christmas is so close, it really feels like it was summer yesterday! Love cranberries and this cake looks awesome! Great recipe, need to try it! Have a nice holiday Gayle!
Thank you, Mira! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!
I can’t believe that it’s almost December, either! But I am excited for all of the fun holiday traditions to come. I’d love a slice of this coffee cake right now! I love the cranberry swirl!
I’m definitely excited for the holidays, too! Thanks for the kind words, Kristine!
This coffee cake is gorgeous, Gayle! I love the cranberry swirl! This would be perfect for serving all through the holidays! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving =)
Thanks, Kelly! Cranberries just make the holidays even sweeter! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!
I can’t believe that is is the holidays either! Why does time have to go SO fast!? I am absolutely loving this coffee cake though! Coffee cakes are totally my thing, I can never pass them up! Loving this cranberry version!
Thanks, Mariah! I can never pass up coffee cake, either. They’re just too good! 🙂
I know, how is it December already! Gahhh!! Love this cake, it looks so fluffy!
Yet another mouth watering recipe from you, Gayle!!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks for the kind words, Pamela!
I’m in disbelief that Thanksgiving is tomorrow! I really feel like it was just Labor Day! I love the holiday season though – sitting around the tree enjoying baked goods is so much fun! This cranberry coffee cake looks wonderful! I love cranberry anything this time of year 🙂
I love cranberries and coffee cake so this is such a delight to see! Totally trying.
Thanks, Aria! Hope you like this if you try it!
Christmas brunch, anyone?! This cake looks so delicious 🙂
Oh I love cranberry everything these days! I can’t seem to get into Christmas music until December, but you better believe the lights and tree are up and I’ve been baking up a storm! This is next on the list 😉
Coffee cake and the holidays are pretty synonymous! And this cranberry bedazzled version looks sublime, Gayle! Then again, I would expect nothing less from you! Pinned! This is such a great way to wake up house guests tomorrow.. or anytime over the holidays! I know I want to wake up and devour a few slices of this cake! Cheers and warm wishes for a beautiful Thanksgiving, my friend!
Thanks, Cheyanne! You always say the kindest things! 🙂 And I love this “bedazzled” version…I’m totally saying that about this cake from now on. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Tangy cranberries and sweet cake IS the perfect treat for coffee! I also love how this can use leftover sauce for breakfast – time and money saver! Plus, this is one pretty coffee cake 🙂
Thanks, Mary Frances! I totally agree, this is such a great way to use leftover cranberry sauce! 🙂
WOW! This looks amazing! What a festive dessert! Hope that you had an awesome Thanksgiving! 🙂 And I agree, where has the time gone?!!
Thanks, Cailee! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!
I hope you had a nice holiday, Gayle. This cranberry swirl coffee cake looks absolutely delicious and tender, too. I would eat this with some scrambled eggs, sausage, and a nice cup of roasted dandelion tea. I love Bob’s Red Mill products, so I have to give this flour a try.
Thank you for the kind words, Neeli! I love your idea of enjoying this cake with some eggs and sausage. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I love this time of year. I always try to keep my Christmas tree up for as long as the needles hold out. 🙂
Nothing beats a good coffee cake. I have never tried one with cranberries before, but it sounds absolutely delicious. Great holiday recipe.
Thanks for the kind words, Amanda! I think you would love this coffee cake! 🙂
Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving, Gayle! I’m so ready for the holidays and all the baking that comes with it, and this cranberry coffee cake looks SO delicious. Pinned!
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Rachel! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too!
The perfect answer to my leftover cranberry sauce! Gayle, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m grateful to have found you as a blog friend this year. xo
Thanks so much, Kate! I’m so glad that I found your blog, too! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and weekend!
Cranberry, peppermint, and gingerbread are all on top of my Christmas list every year. I almost always have fresh cranberry sauce in the fridge, so I love the idea to swirl it on top of coffee cake! This looks so moist and delicious, and gotta love Bob’s Red Mill!
Thanks, Marcie! Cranberry is definitely one of my favorite holiday flavors!