Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Spiced Cranberry Coffeecake - recipe

Another yummy recipe I tried to make for Christmas breakfast. I made two different , new to me recipes and shared them with my family on Christmas Eve so we would all have something special, and already made, on Christmas morning.

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  • 3/4 cup(s) (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan
  • 3 cup(s) all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan
  • 1.50 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1.50 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1.50 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1.50 cup(s) lowfat buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon(s) grated orange zest
  • 2 cup(s) spiced cranberries or store-bought cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup(s) roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1.25 cup(s) confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoon(s) milk
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- by 13-inch baking dish with butter and lightly dust with flour. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, then the buttermilk and orange zest. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.
  3. Spread half the batter into the prepared baking dish. Dollop 1 cup cranberry sauce over the top, then gently spread, swirling it into the batter. Top with the remaining batter, then dollop with the remaining cranberry sauce.
  4. Sprinkle the walnuts over the top and bake until the cake is golden brown and a pick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. While the cake cools, make the icing: In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle the icing over the warm cake, then let cool completely before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Oh.... That looks fabulous! My DH's family usually does a Christmas brunch, and I make homemade Baked French Toast,but this year we had the party in the evening. They have been on my case to make it anyway, so this might be just the inspiration I need to get busy baking!!


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