Cranberry Coffee Cake with Orange and Cardamom
This cranberry coffee cake with orange and cardamom will fill your home with scents of the holidays. It’s perfect for any day but I picture this making a Christmas brunch appearance.
Can you imagine anything much better than the scents of cranberries, orange and cardamom wafting through your house around the holidays?
I grew up eating a blueberry coffee cake similar to this cake. Both my mom and my grandma would make it (and perhaps Betty Crocker too?). I love this recipe base because it’s perfectly sweet, perfectly moist and so simple to make. And of course, because it brings me back to Sunday afternoons at my grandma’s house. So it makes sense that I love to create new takes on it — the peach spice coffee cake is still one of my faves.
In and effort to not eat all this cranberry coffee cake myself, and to get to know our new neighbors, I sent out a group text after I baked this cake inviting our neighbors to swing by for a piece of coffee cake. An impromptu hour getting to know new friends on a sunny Sunday afternoon transpired quickly after sending out the text.
Cake brings people together.
I teamed up with Wyman’s of Maine for this cranberry coffee cake recipe. They’re known for their wild blueberries but they offer a huge range of frozen fruit – I can’t wait to try their tropical coconut blend. And can I say this? Honest to goodness, I was SHOCKED when I opened the bag of frozen cranberries. Mind you, these cranberries were shipped to me, meaning they were packed in a cooler box and transported by who knows how many people.
I opened the bag of cranberries and let out a gasp.
Is that dramatic enough for you?
Seriously though — these looked JUST like fresh cranberries! Perfectly plump, perfectly smooth and red. All perfectly individually frozen, no clumps of stuck-together cranberries. It was unreal. I was impressed.
If you love cranberries as much as I do, buying frozen cranberries is a great way to enjoy them all year round. I’ll definitely be keeping a bag in my freezer! Soon I’ll be making these holiday recipes using cranberries: baked brie with cranberries and bourbon pecans, cranberry salsa, Brussels sprouts with cranberries and walnuts, and orange cranberry sauce with cardamom.
Craving more cakes? Try:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 179mg Carbohydrates: 31g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 17g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
Husband’s take: Wasn’t sure that Ben would be into this – he’s a traditionalist and this cranberry coffee cake has lots of bold flavors. He loves it though! It’s also been tested on my neighbors and my mother-in-law…no complaints have been heard!
Changes I would make: None!
This post is in partnership with Wyman’s of Maine. All opinions are my own – thanks for supporting Rachel Cooks by reading about brands I use and love in my own home.