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Cranberry Coffee Cake

Christmas is less than a week away. How did that happen? We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of my family. I do have a house to clean and there is always more baking to do, so hopefully the week will go by quickly. I love baking with fresh cranberries during the holiday season. I always make Fresh Cranberry Scones, but this year I also tried a new recipe-Cranberry Coffee Cake.

The fresh cranberries add a pop of color and tartness to the sweet cake. I added in a little orange zest to compliment the cranberries. Cranberry and orange always go well together. We love streusel anything at our house, so I had to add streusel to the middle and top of the cake. The streusel melts inside of the cake creating a sweet tunnel of yum! The streusel topping gives the cake a slight sweet crunch. Be prepared for streusel heaven!

If you have company coming, make this Cranberry Coffee Cake. It is good anytime of the day-for breakfast, brunch, tea time, or dessert. It is a nice festive cake to have around. Make your guests feel at home by letting them help themselves to a slice of Cranberry Coffee Cake. They may never leave:)

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Cranberry Coffee Cake

Yield: Serves 9-12

Cook Time: 40-45 minutes

This easy Cranberry Coffee Cake is made with Greek yogurt, fresh cranberries, and has a streusel filling and topping. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, tea time, or dessert.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
Zest of 1 large orange
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
1 cup plain Greek Yogurt (I used Chobani)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh cranberries

Streusel Filling and Topping:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 stick unsalted butter


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set dry ingredients aside.

3. In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and orange zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar mixture until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beat until smooth. Beat in the Greek yogurt and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Gently fold in the fresh cranberries.

5. To make the streusel topping and filling, place the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl and stir well with a wooden spoon. Work the butter into the mixture with your fingertips until evenly distributed.

6. Pour half of the coffee cake batter into the prepared cake pan and sprinkle with half of the streusel topping/filling. Spoon the remaining batter over the filling, spreading gently. Sprinkle with the remaining streusel.

7. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes. Cool to room temperature and serve.

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102 Responses to “Cranberry Coffee Cake”

  1. Linda — November 27, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

    This is my new coffeecake recipe! Delicious right out of the oven, and the next day for breakfast! I have a Christmas gathering this weekend, and this is the baked goodie I will be bringing. Will also be my new addition to my traditional Christmas breakfast. So glad I found your site! Thank you, and I look forward to trying your other recipes!

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  4. Barbara Belt — April 18, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    Can you use frozen cranberries? Have a lot in freezer. Love your website. Keep up the wonderful ideas recipes etc. thank you.

    • Two Peas replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 9:49 am

      Yes, frozen cranberries work great!

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  6. Choconut — November 22, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    This is a great recipe! Really moist and delish . . . you can’t go wrong with cranberry and orange!

  7. michelle — November 26, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Can this be made in advance? How far?

  8. marie davis — December 8, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    Please take your recipe postings off my Facebook page thank you

  9. Petra — December 11, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Made this today and it’s wonderful!
    My first recipe with cranberries ever!
    Love it.

  10. Rachel — December 14, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    I tried this recipe and loved it! I had one replacement though, I didn’t have and greek yogurt but I did have sour cream on hand and it turned out wonderfully!! I will certainly be making this again.

  11. Cristina — December 22, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    This is a great recipe! I have cranberries in the freezer so will definitely be making this!

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  13. asianbaker — April 6, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

    I don’t normally use a recipe with no ratings on it. This time I did. I was very impressed with this recipe. The coffee cake was very moist. Loved the fragrance of the orange zest. Thank you very much for posting this recipe.

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