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Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake

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Whole cranberry sauce is used in this coffee cake recipe.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes


  • 1/4 pound margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pint (1 cup) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • 7 or 8 ounce can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts , lightly toasted
  • Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon warm water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 6 or 9 inch tube pan. Cream margarine and sugar with electric mixer. Add unbeaten eggs one at a time, beating after each addition on medium speed.

Mix dry ingredients and add alternating with sour cream. Add flavoring. Put a layer of batter on bottom then swirl some cranberry sauce over batter and sprinkle with a few nuts. Add batter, more cranberry sauce, then the remaining batter and remaining cranberry sauce. Swirl the cranberry sauce into the batter with spatula or spoon. Sprinkle with nuts.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 minutes or until cake tests done with toothpick. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then turn out on rack to cool, or to serve. If desires, drizzle with glaze.

Glaze: Mix sugar, water and flavoring and drizzle over cooled or cold coffee cake.

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 5 out of 5
So Easy to Make, Member Mandy216

I had a can of cranberries in the cabinet. Made this and it was so easy to do. The girls loved it at am bunko.

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