This Streusel-filled Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake Recipe is moist and delicious. It is perfect for brunch or an after-dinner treat.
I love the tangy bite of a well-placed cranberry at all times of the year. What about you?
Did you know that coffee cake is named such because you are supposed to eat it with coffee, not because it is made with coffee?
The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.
Granulated Sugar – Don’t be fooled by the fancy name, this is simply regular white sugar.
Brown Sugar – I prefer light, but you can choose your preference.
Reminder, not all ingredients in the Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.
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When making this Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake Recipe at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.
Bundt Pan – You can use a simple bundt pan, or you can mix things up with a more fancy one. The choice is totally yours.
Large Bowl – This set is my favorite set on Amazon, by far! I use at least one of my bowls every single day.
Chopper – Unless you buy your pecans already chopped, you are going to need one of these nifty tools.
Make it a Meal:
Main Dish: The choice is totally your own, but you and I both know that you can never go wrong with fried ham or bacon.
Side: This would be perfect with some pan-fried potato cubes or hash browns.
Refreshing Drink: You are supposed to eat coffee cake with coffee. However, not a coffee fan? Hot chocolate would be good.
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Once you make this recipe, the kids are going to love it so much that they are going to start asking for even more coffee cakes. Don’t fret! I have picked out the best for you to try.
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The recipe above doesn’t tell you how to make the glaze. I simply used a can of cream cheese icing heated slightly in the microwave. Heating it allowed me to drizzle it. However, if you prefer to make your own glaze, it is really not much more than melted butter and either cream cheese or sour cream with a little confectioners sugar. Well, basically. 🙂
Here are a few of my favorite glaze recipes:
If you really want to up the cranberry ante, try this Cranberry Glaze!
What is the difference between light and dark brown sugar?
Both types of brown sugar are a mixture of sugar and molasses, with dark brown sugar containing more molasses than light brown sugar. Light brown sugar has a delicate flavor while dark brown sugar has a stronger more intense molasses flavor. They can be used interchangeably depending on your personal preference. ~Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- ½ cup butter
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries divided
- Streusel filling
- 5 tablespoons salted butter melted
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup pecans chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugars. Add in vanilla, eggs and sour cream and mix until smooth.
Mix in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
Fold in ½ cup of the cranberries.
Prepare bundt pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray. Place half the cake batter in the pan and pat down along the center, making a dent to place filling into.
Mix streusel filling and spread out into the indented batter. Top with ½ cups of cranberries.
Add the remaining batter to the pan and press down, spreading out evenly over the first layer of batter. Top with last remaining ½ cup of cranberries and an optional handful of pecans.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes. Top with a vanilla or cream cheese frosting or glaze.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 538Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 321mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 3gSugar: 35gProtein: 7g