Cranberry Crumb Coffee Cake


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This Cranberry Crumb Coffee Cake makes a wonderful Christmas brunch treat. It’s a tender, moist coffee cake with tart cranberries, brown sugar streusel, and a sweet vanilla glaze. 

This cranberry crumb coffee cake makes a wonderful Christmas brunch treat. Great Christmas Breakfast Recipe!

My baking list this weekend included chocolate mint cookies, gingerbread cake and this Cranberry Crumb Coffee Cake.

Sharing the goodies with other people is a big part of why I love baking. And this cake was a huge hit this year.

This cranberry crumb coffee cake makes a wonderful Christmas brunch treat. Great Christmas Breakfast Recipe!

Cranberry Crumb Coffee Cake

This tender, moist coffee cake, featuring tart cranberries, brown sugar streusel and a sweet vanilla glaze makes for a wonderful holiday brunch treat.


Streusel Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter softened slightly
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 large of eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 cups of fresh cranberries

Glaze Ingredients

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of milk or half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract


  • To make the streusel, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Let cool slightly and stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and 1 and ⅓ cup all-purpose flour. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan. Sift together 2 and ¼ cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, mixing just until well combined. Fold in the cranberries.
  • Pour the batter into the 9×13-inch baking pan and top with the brown sugar streusel. Bake at 350°F for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back out clean. Let the coffee cake cool completely.
  • To make the vanilla glaze, beat together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract. Drizzle onto the cooled coffee cake.
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  1. Alexandra Robertson says

    I could eat thay whole cake. I love cranberry. My favorite Christmas recipe to share with people is my. sticky pecan rolls on Christmas morning.

  2. Lynne Meyer says

    My favorite recipe to share is my homemade pfeffernusse! It’s a traditional German spice cookie which I make every year in memory of my German grandma. She had them for us every Christmas, and they are SO GOOD.

  3. Jeniffer Smith says

    My favorite two recipes to share are The Pioneer Woman’s Moist Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Liz Curtis Higg’s More Grandma Cookies. Both are delicious and seasonal favorites at our house.

  4. Cakespy says

    I love crumb cake so much!! This looks like a beautiful fusion of crumb cake and those cranberry bliss bars I have a deep love for at Starbucks. Awesome!!

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