A moist coffee cake with a fine, cake-like texture and swirls of cinnamon sugar. Excellent for brunches or a snack.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9 inch springform pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour a 9 inch springform pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in cranberries and hazelnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan. Mix together 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over cake, and swirl through the batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 75 to 80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Note

As an alternative to the cinnamon topping, pour half of batter into pan, sprinkle in half of cinnamon sugar, then pour in rest of batter and top with remainder of cinnamon sugar. Swirl through batter with a knife.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 57.2g; fat 15.3g; cholesterol 94mg; sodium 283.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2003
Delicious cake! I will definitely make it again, but would add more cranberries next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2018
Meh. Came out "fine" but the components underwhelmed me. There are too many other recipes to make this twice. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2003
Delicious cake! I will definitely make it again, but would add more cranberries next time. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2005
I made this cake to bring to work, and everyone loved it! I had no hazlenuts, so I used pecans, and I added more cranberries, but other than that , I wouldn't change a thing! I usually make a "Jewish" coffee cake in a bundt or angel-food cake pan, so this was a niace change, both the pan and the cake! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2005
Very nice coffee cake. Wasn't able to have any warm, which I believe is the best way to enjoy coffee cake, but this one sustained me all week for breakfasts. Great for eating in the car, as there were very few crumbs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2014
The cake description says...fine cake-like texture and swirls of cinnamon sugar. Although moist the cake itself was dense and dark in color from all of the brown sugar so you could not see any swirls. The best way to describe the flavor is sort of like a spice cake. I didn t deviate from the recipe at all (and I did use cake flour) but I think both the cranberries and the hazelnuts need to be doubled. I had a hard time finding hazelnuts and when I did they were very expensive. If you have the same situation IMO pecans would make a good substitution. I checked at 70 minutes and it already was a bit overdone. I d recommend you start checking at about 60-65 minutes acknowledging that oven temps can vary greatly. Don t need to sound negative it was good but the texture and the appearance just weren't what I was expecting. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2009
This was very good. I did change a few things just to cut back on the calories (used 1/2 cup fat-free milk and 1/4 cup fat-free half and half and didn't use of the topping it called for). I substituted fresh cranberries for the dried and used pecans instead of hazelnuts (leftover stuff from Christmas). I also only baked it for 45 min...this could have been due to my inconsistent oven though. Delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2018
Meh. Came out "fine" but the components underwhelmed me. There are too many other recipes to make this twice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2018
Made it according to recipes. It came out a little too dry. Next time will keep it in the oven for shorter time. Read More
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