Hello there– I made a couple of these coffee cakes for a Thanksgiving breakfast with about 30 girl friends from church. It was a grand morning. They all streamed talking and laughing and pulling out phones to show the the latest grand-kid pics.
We sat down to breakfast all over the house and spilling out from room to room. Then Sue and Carol tuned up their violin and guitar for some sweet Thanksgiving hymns and we talked and prayed through all our Thanksgiving blessings. I love those friends– so thankful.
CRANBERRY CREAM CHEESE COFFEE CAKE
1/2 cup sugar
2 tab. cornstarch
1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup water
Cream cheese layer:
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup canola oil
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
Make the cranberry topping first. Stir together the 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in a stove top pan until the cornstarch is all dissolved into the sugar. Then drop in the cranberries and water and bring it to a simmer stirring for 5 or 6 minutes until the cranberries all pop their skins and the sauce thickens.
Set it aside to cool. (I put it in another cool pan and stuck in the fridge to cool– just because I’m impatient!)
Next, make the cream cheese layer. With an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, 1 egg and 1/4 cup sugar until it’s smooth. Set that aside as well.
For the cake, Stir together the 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Then mix in the oil, sour cream, egg and vanilla.
Spray a 10″ round pan or a 9″ square (I used my 11″ flatter tart pan) with cooking spray. Then spoon the cake batter into the pan.
Gently scoop the cream cheese mixture over the cake batter. Then drizzle the cranberry sauce over the top of the cream cheese layer.
Put it into the oven at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.
21 thoughts on “Cranberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake”
What fun! And I must make this! YUM.
Hope you like it Cate– it’s almost more dessert than coffee cake– Add a little whipped cream and have it after dinner…
What a wonderful time and love the coffee cake. Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful.
Agree Suzanne– I love having a holiday to remind us to be thankful. I do tend to forget that.
love the desserts and this thing looks yum and awesome… i am not good in cooking so will convince my mom to make it for me lol !! 🙂
Funny!! Hope she is ready to bake!!
Rhonda! This looks absolutely gorgeous as well as delicious! How am I ever going to keep up with all your recipes that I want to try?! This is definitely up there on the list.
Thanks Daisy– are you cooking yet? How is the kitchen coming along?…
I’ve been cooking all week since we’re with the kids… Lots of fun and laughter.
That’s the best!! Going up to SF next week for Thanksgiving with our kids– all 13 of us! I can’t wait for all that cooing and eating together. Glad you go the Ohio trip!! (any more snow pics??)
Looks gorgeous and sounds like a lovely time. I’ll have to save this one. I love anything with cream cheese and this sounds delicious.
Hi Seana– Yep, it was a sweet time with the friends. Hope you get a chance to try it…
looks divine as always – 30 girlfriends from church 🙂 – so many friends so many excuses to bake eh?
I know! It’s my gift–I don’t sing and dance or write or paint– but I can feed people…
and that is like singing and dancing and writing and painting all rolled into one for the pleasure it gives! Must be late in the US – 11pm!
so kind. yep, fell asleep on the sofa with my book– checked my computer on the way to bed…
aha – that explains it, I knew I was up late but it’s almost the same time zone here!
and you do of course write and take photographs
What a wonderful morning! Chris’ aunt has asked us to bring a cranberry dessert to Thanksgiving. I’m going to try this!
Oh– I hope you really like it. I thought it was delish. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your 2 guys!
It is great to have such good friends from church, right? Bless you! xxx I made your divine cream cheese cranberry cake & loved it so much!
I made it for a smaller family get together & all of our family members loved it! xxx