Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake

Forget about the land of milk and honey- I want to go to the land of coffee and coffee cake! While I personally wouldn’t want to limit myself to just one flavor of either coffee or cake, if I had to, this recipe would make the short list. Overflowing with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, the cake stays wonderfully moist thanks to 1/2 cup of buttermilk added to the batter. Spiced only with a dash of ginger, the batter is a perfect blank canvas for all of the cranberries sprinkled throughout. Topped with a citrus cream cheese frosting, (plus more dried cranberries and more white chocolate!), this cake is both scrumptious and stunning.

AuthorMackieDifficultyBeginner

Coffee Cake
 2 Eggs
 1 cup Sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla
 1 cup Flour
 ¼ tsp Baking soda
 ½ tsp Baking powder
 1 tsp Ginger
 ½ cup Butter
 ½ cup Buttermilk or Sour cream
 1 cup White chocolate
 1 cup Dried cranberries, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, drained, & patted dry
Cream Cheese Frosting
 8 oz Cream cheese
 ½ cup Confectioners' sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla
 ½ tsp Orange zest
Topping
 2 tbsp White chocoalte, melted
  cup Dried cranberries, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, drained, & patted dry

Coffee Cake
1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

Combine the eggs, sugar, and vanilla; whisk until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Add the butter and the buttermilk, stirring after each. Fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips. Pour the batter into a greased a 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting
3

Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar, vanilla, and orange zest; beat until well combined. Spread the frosting on top of the coffee cake.

Topping
4

Sprinkle the cranberries on top of the frosting and then scrape the melted chocolate into a plastic bag and trim one of the corners off the bag. Drizzle the white chocolate over the cranberries and allow to set before serving.

Ingredients

Coffee Cake
 2 Eggs
 1 cup Sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla
 1 cup Flour
 ¼ tsp Baking soda
 ½ tsp Baking powder
 1 tsp Ginger
 ½ cup Butter
 ½ cup Buttermilk or Sour cream
 1 cup White chocolate
 1 cup Dried cranberries, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, drained, & patted dry
Cream Cheese Frosting
 8 oz Cream cheese
 ½ cup Confectioners' sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla
 ½ tsp Orange zest
Topping
 2 tbsp White chocoalte, melted
  cup Dried cranberries, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, drained, & patted dry

Directions

Coffee Cake
1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

Combine the eggs, sugar, and vanilla; whisk until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Add the butter and the buttermilk, stirring after each. Fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips. Pour the batter into a greased a 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting
3

Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar, vanilla, and orange zest; beat until well combined. Spread the frosting on top of the coffee cake.

Topping
4

Sprinkle the cranberries on top of the frosting and then scrape the melted chocolate into a plastic bag and trim one of the corners off the bag. Drizzle the white chocolate over the cranberries and allow to set before serving.

Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake

Thanks to Let The Baking Begin for the recipe!

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