December 19, 2016


Hello Loves!
This is going to be the highlight of your
Christmas baking season!
This holiday coffee cake is FABULOUS!

This marvelous cake is chocked
full of fresh seasonal cranberries, buttery pecans
laced with brown sugar and spice!

This will be the star of your
Christmas morning brunch!

You will prepare this cake in layers...
cake batter, topped with fresh cranberries
then sprinkled with that divine streusel!

Bake at 350 degrees F.
for 50-60 minutes!

The aroma of this cake baking
is going to fill your home with
the scents of the Christmas season!

While the cake is still warm,
drizzle on the glaze.....

½ c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. sour cream
1 c. fresh cranberries
6 Tbsp. salted butter, softened
1 c. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 c. coarsely chopped pecans

Vanilla Drizzle
1 c. powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. milk
½ tsp. vanilla

Blend together until smooth.

Cream ½ c. butter, sugar, and vanilla thoroughly.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda together. Add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, blending after each addition.
Spread half of batter in a tube pan that has been greased and lightly floured.
Top with ½ c. cranberries.

In a separate bowl, combine remaining butter, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice together. Stir in pecans.

Sprinkle half of streusel mixture evenly over batter.
Cover with remaining batter; top with remaining streusel and cranberries.

Bake at 350 degrees F.  50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown.
Cool completely on a wire rack before removing from pan. Drizzle glaze over warm cake.

May Peace be your gift at Christmas 
your blessing all year through! 
~Author Unknown


  1. I see Mae is visiting Santa. So cute. That coffee cake looks absolutely wonderful. I have to buy a new bunt pan. Stay warm...I saw where it's very cold in Dallas. We are one below and that isn't wind chill. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

    1. Oh Susie...one below" Too, too cold for me! Stay inside and keep warm. Hope you try the recipe...it's a keeper!

  2. Boy does that looks delicious, Betsy! And Mae looks so sweet in your photo. Have fun during these days leading up to Christmas! ♥

    1. This is a marvelous recipe Martha Ellen..hope you try it! Wishing you a lovely Christmas week! Cannot believe it's come so quickly! Big hugs!

  3. Greetings, and a Very Merry Christmas to you and yours!! I will save this and give it a holiday whirl...
    Your works of art in the kitchen make my heart happy and content!
    Hugs, Roxy

  4. Now you have given me one MORE thing to make...accccckkkk!!! But man, oh man.....looks too good not to!

  5. Oh it look´s really nice, the cake! Must try it...
    Your pictures are lovely!
    Best wishes for a MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  6. Oh be still my heart! That sounds yummy and looks so fine. Wonder where my bundt pan is...


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