Cranberry Coffee Cake

 

Cranberry Coffeecake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 1 c. plus 1 T. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk

Instructions

  • Set the butter and egg out to bring to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9” square baking pan.
  • Cream the butter with the orange zest and 1 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Toss the cranberries with 2 tablespoons of flour. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in the cranberries. Spread the batter into the pan. The batter will be very thick.Sprinkle the batter with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 minutes then check to see if it is done by touching the top or inserting a toothpick. If needed, return the pan to the oven, checking every 5 minutes until it is done.
  • Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

You can make the batter the night before and store it in a container with a lid then transfer to the greased pan in the morning and bake. It will probably take 45 to 50 minutes to bake.

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