Fresh Cranberry Coffee Cake

Cranberry Coffee Bundt Cake

I received this recipe from my co-worker’s wife many year ago (when recipe was written in index card ;-)  This cream cheese base cake has inspired me to make many wonderful butter cakes. Cream cheese is the magic ingredient that makes the cake a bit tangy and smell heavenly heavenly.  If you have kitchen aid, highly recommend you use it for this recipe. I have mixed this cake by hand and resulted in blaster in my hand because of the long creaming process.

Ingredients

Quantity Unit Item
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
250 g cream cheese
3 eggs
2.5 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups fresh cranberries

Directions

Grease & flour a 10″ bundt pan.

Mix flour with nutmeg, salt & baking powder and set aside for later.

Put butter in the stand mixer bowl and use paddle attachment.  Add half of the sugar and mix until butter become airy and fluffy.   Then add the cream cheese and rest of sugar and continue to mix until cream cheese and completely incorporated with butter mixture and volume has doubled.  (remember stop the mixer and scrap down the side at least a couple times).

Add 1/4 cup of flour  to fresh cranberries. Toss to make sure  cranberries is well coated

Break the egg into mixing cup and add in the vanilla extract.  Lightly whisk the egg & vanilla then gradually add egg to cream cheese & butter mixture.  Add slowly at first (a couple teaspoon), then pour in steady slow stream.  Avoid over mixing because you will lost volume if you over beat the eggs.

Stop mixer and finish the rest of the mixing by hand.   Dump all flour in at once and fold the flour into batter.  Add in the cranberry and mix until it is eventually distributed.

Baking at 350F for 45 to 55 minutes or until golden brown.

Detail Step-by-step Pictures

Consistency of batter after adding all the eggs

Consistency of batter after adding all the eggs

Sift in all the flour at once

Sift in all the flour at once

Ready for baking!

Ready for baking

Only need basic lemon icing sugar glance as decoration

Only need basic lemon icing sugar glance as decoration

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