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cranberry cream cheese cinnamon coffee cake
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Cranberry Cream Cheese Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Perfect recipe for those holiday brunches! Cranberry Cream Cheese Cinnamon Coffee Cake. You'll love this moist dense cake for breakfast or a snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee cake, cranberry cake, cranberry coffee cake, cranberry cream cheese coffee cake, cranberry snack cake, cream cheese coffee cake
Servings: 9 generous slices
Calories: 542kcal


Ingredients For Batter:

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream

Coffee Cake Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce My popular Make - Ahead Cranberry Sauce Recipe is HERE

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger


For the Batter

  • Cream the butter with the brown sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time, making sure they are incorporated.
  • Add in the vanilla.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Slowly add in ⅓ of the flour into the batter. Add in ½ cup sour cream. Next, add in another third of the flour. Once that is well mixed, add in the rest of the sour cream. Finally, add in the last third of the flour. Beat until just combined.

For the Filling:

  • Cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Slowly add in an egg. Finish by beating in the vanilla and the cranberry sauce. Set aside.
  • Cinnamon Topping:
  • Combine the sugars, cinnamon and ginger. Set aside.

Assembling the coffee cake.

  • PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 degrees
  • In a greased 9 inch square pan, place half the batter into the pan.
  • Next, layer on the filling
  • Top with the remaining batter
  • Using a knife, slice vertically and horizontally to distribute and mix in the filling throughout the cake.
  • Finally, top with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 35 minutes and check for browning. If it's browning too much, place foil over the pan. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, checking often. The cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean.


Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg