Thanksgiving Breakfast: Cranberry Almond Streusel Coffeecake

Of course, this coffeecake is best right out of the oven, but for a holiday breakfast, that's just not going to happen....at least in my house! So you can make it ahead, seal it in a container and freeze it. Then just thaw it the night before, warm it up in the oven, sprinkle some confectioners sugar on top to make it snazzy and serve. 
It has a lovely moist crumb because of the sour cream, a hint of almond and tart cranberries balanced by the streusel topping. It's a big cake and will serve 10-12 people for breakfast or brunch.

Cranberry Almond Streusel Coffeecake
From A Cup of Mascarpone

For the coffee cake:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed
3 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the streusel topping:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter, room temperature


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.
Butter a 9" springform pan. (Be sure it has at least 3 inch sides!)
Cream butter and sugar until light. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir together well.
Mix in vanilla extract, almond extract, and sour cream.
Add the flour mixture and beat until combined.
In a small bowl toss the cranberries with the 3 tablespoons sugar, and fold into the batter.
Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan.
In a medium bowl, work together the sugar, flour and butter until crumbly, and sprinkle over the batter.
Bake it on a cookie sheet (just in case) until golden brown, approximately 50 - 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a rack for approximately 30 minutes and remove the springform side.
Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.

Refrigerate any leftover cake in an airtight container.


  1. What amazing cake Barbara look wonderful!

  2. That looks so good! And I love the idea of having it sitting in the freezer ahead of time.

  3. Looks so delicious - what a perfect idea to make ahead and freeze -
    Mary x

  4. I'm all about having treats like this in the freezer--unless someone else wants to arise before the sun and make them!!

    This looks delicious!


  5. It's good looking..and I bet it is delicious..Thanks Barbara..

  6. A divine cake! Very festive and tempting.



  7. I seriously can't resist anything with streusel! This looks divine!

  8. I love that streusel topping! What a great way to start Thanksgiving morning.

  9. love this and great use of cranberries

  10. Cranberries seem like such a seasonal berry, I wish they were available all year round to add to cakes, muffins, and scones.

  11. Oh this would make a wonderful breakfast!

  12. Oh my. (And clearly, Bellini hasn't seen my freezer; I have at least two bags of cranberries in there year 'round.)

  13. Looks delicious! I'm usually visiting for Thanksgiving and I do enjoy a holiday breakfast tradition, as I drink coffee and watch the parade. This looks like a great option!

  14. I just decided on an overnight french toast casserole that includes blueberries for the morning after Thanksgiving. A Cranberry Coffee Cake would be just perfect to serve too, Barbara. And what a GREAT idea to have it all prepared in the freezer. Thanks!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Barbara. I'll be saving this one on Pinterest!

  15. This would be quite the perfect breakfast my friend, it looks so delicious :D
    The crumble is especially lovely!


  16. It's perfect for those Black Friday shoppers who need something to eat for "power shopping" before they hit the stores on Friday.

    Believe me, I will not be among them. My first career was in management in those stores and wild horses couldn't drag me there on a busy day :)

  17. the cranberries are everywhere here on the cape right now.
    I should print this recipe and make some.
    Not a fan of cranberry jam or jelly, but fresh berries in cake or muffin form are my favs.
    Looks awesome Barb!

  18. Thank you so much for visiting me the other day...I have not been very good lately at visiting all my sweet dear friends {sorry}. I have missed your yummy recipes...this one looks like a must make...off to bookmark it now. Sending you oodles of blessings for a wonderful week. xoxo

  19. Delicious cake Barbara not only for breakfast but also with an afternoon cup of tea!

  20. We definitely don't make enough breakfast cakes in this apartment. Love this sound of this!

  21. looks like a proper crumb-to-cake ratio from this vantage point. :)

  22. I'd be happy with just this!

  23. It looks so festive, with the blops of red sprinkled throughout. Bet it tastes pretty festive, too.



Related Posts with Thumbnails