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Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

A festive coffee cake to make around the holidays that's the perfect balance between sweet and tart. Cranberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Fiber, and Antioxidants. In addition, they are a good source of Vitamins E and K. Almonds contain healthy fats and are a very good source of Vitamin E and Fiber. Other than that, there is no nutrition in this cake.

Course Cakes, Desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 260kcal
Author Budget Bytes (modified)


  • <b>for the cake</b>
  • All Purpose White Flour - 1 1/2 cups
  • Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter - 1/2 cup 1 stick
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Organic Eggs - 2
  • Pure Vanilla Extract - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Buttermilk - 1/2 cup
  • Organic Fresh Cranberries - 1 1/2 cups or 6 ounces sliced in half
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  • <b>for the crumb topping</b>
  • Slivered Almonds - 1/3 cup
  • Light Brown Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Unsalted Butter - 2 tbsp softened
  • All Purpose White Flour - 1/4 cup
  • Ground Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a round 9" baking tray with butter and flour. Throw away the excess flour.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the cake... flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Beat for about 5 minutes using an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat for a few more minutes until light and creamy in texture.
  • Now add the half the dry ingredients. Add the buttermilk. And then add the remaining dry ingredients. DO NOT OVER MIX!
  • Here is your batter.
  • Add the chopped cranberries and using a spatula, fold into the batter.
  • Spread the cake batter into the greased 9" tray.
  • Now make the crumb topping by combining all the ingredients into a bowl. Stir well.
  • Add the crumb topping over the cranberry cake.
  • Into the oven for 40 minutes, you may start checking the cake at the 35 minute mark.
  • Serve warm or cold.


The sweetness in this cake is perfect since the cranberries offset some of the sweetness. A light and delicious cake that doesn't feel too heavy. Serve a slice of cake warm or cold with a cup of coffee.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6.4g40%
Cholesterol 57.3mg19%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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