Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Cranberry Whole Wheat Coffee Cake

Monday, December 17, 2012

Cranberry Whole Wheat Coffee Cake








In the December issue of Woman's Day Magazine there was a recipe for Spiced Cranberry Coffee Cake. It looked so dang good! Miss Priss and I know we wanted to make it right away. My sweet five year old went through the magazine with me as we decided what to make. We decided to take this yummy recipe and make it a bit more nutritional. We made it whole wheat and oh my is it good. This will actually be part of our Christmas Breakfast this year. Want to make one for your sweet family?

Here's how....


3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3 cups whole wheat flour*
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk*
1 can of jellied cranberry sauce, mashed
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
3 tbsp milk

Heat oven to 350'. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl combine butter and sugar. Mix until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs and then buttermilk. Beat on low. Gradually add in dry ingredients.. Mix until just incorporated. Spread half the batter in the baking dish. Add the mashed cranberry sauce as the middle layer and swirl lightly into bottom layer. Add the rest of the batter for the top layer. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on the top. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. While the cake cools, make your icing.


In a small bowl combine the confectioner's sugar and milk. Mix until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Allow to cool completely before serving.
* You can substitute whole wheat flour for white flour or 
do a half and half mixture of 2 cup white flour and  1 cup wheat flour.

* Make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tbl vinegar or lemon juice to milk. Let sit for 5 minutes. The vinegar/lemon juice will cause the milk to turn into buttermilk. Easy peasy!

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  1. #1 - Your little girl is adorable!
    #2 - This looks delicious!
    #3 - Your blog design (clean-up) looks great!

  2. That looks delicious and your daughter is precious! I"m going to have to attempt to make this. My husband loves all things baked and this is right up his alley. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Robyn :)

  3. Looks delicious, and your little one is so very precious, with the most beautiful hair!

  4. I'd love to try this for Christmas morning, but what else would you serve with it? Also do you think you could cut the sugar and still have it taste good?

  5. This looks yummy! I want to try this using Blanched Almond Flour and instead of sugar I will be substituting SomerSweet which is far better for you than sugar. Also, diabetic friendly.


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