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Cranberry Coffee Cake With Grand Mariner

Updated on November 14, 2015

Cranberry Coffee Cake With Grand Marnier

I found this recipe on the "allrecipes" web site, but as usual I changed a few things to make it my own.

At this time of the year, my mind goes to cranberries and cranberry sauce which I absolutely love with my turkey. In fact, I can't eat turkey without it. So I bought 2 cans, one regular and one with whole berries in it. That's what I used for this recipe.

Coffee cakes are so versatile, they can be eaten any time of the day. They are good for breakfast with your coffee or tea, or an after school snack with a glass of milk or for in the evening with a cup of coffee. You can put any ingredients you like in them or on top of them. You can swirl jams or jellies or preserves throughout the batter or nuts and cinnamon or whatever you love the most. Because I had this can of whole berry cranberry sauce, that's what I used.

They are also good to take when you are invited out and want to bring something that you know everyone will love. Look up a recipe and then critique it to make it your own.

I hope you will give this a try, it's easy and it's great for this time of the year.

Substitutes,

  • I added the Grand Marnier. It's an orange liquor, and the orange flavor goes so well with cranberries.
  • You could, of course, substitute something else, like almond extract or whatever flavor you like. If you are worried about the alcohol content, there is only 2 teaspoons in the whole batter and alcohol cookies out when baked. But there is also Grand Marnier in the glaze which isn't cooked. So, it's all up to you. You could just use vanilla if you like, but if you don't mind the alcohol, give this a try first.
  • You could also substitute sour cream or plain yogurt for the butter milk.

Photos of Cranberry Coffee Cake with Grand Marnier

Cranberry Coffee Cake with Grand Marinier
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Batter with Cranberry sauce swirled through it.
Batter with Cranberry sauce swirled through it. | Source
Topped with the last batter.
Topped with the last batter. | Source
Some of the ingredients
Some of the ingredients | Source

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Cranberry Coffee Cake with Grand Marnier
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 55 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: Makes at least 10 pieces.
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter milk
  • 1 (8oz.) can whole cranberry sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier, a little more if you like
  • FOR THE GLAZE: -------------------
  • 3/4 cup Confectioner's sugar (10X)
  • 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier
  • Enough to make the glaze to your liking Water

Drections

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one 9 or 10 tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the Grand Marnier. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Stir into creamed mixture alternately with the butter milk.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the batter into the prepared tube pan. Swirl 1/2 of the cranberry sauce into the batter, repeat, ending with the batter on top.
  4. Bake 55 minutes in the preheated oven or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  5. After ten minutes remove from the pan onto the serving plate. When the cake is cooled make the glaze.
  6. To make the glaze, put the 10X sugar in a small bowl and add the Grand Marnier and enough water to get it to a good consistency to drizzle over the cake.
  7. OPTIONAL: Add the copped nuts over the glaze.

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    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi ChitrangadaSharan, Thank you for visiting my hubs and your really nice comment. I appreciate it.

      Blessings to you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds so delicious and a treat. I loved your combination of ingredients. The instructions and pictures are very helpful and I would love to try this Cranberry Coffee Cake.

      Thank you for sharing the details!

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Audrey, I appreciate your visit and comments. Thank you so much.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Cornelia, Thanks for the comment. I like to know what your daughter thinks of the cake when she makes it. Thanks for the encouragement.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Peggy, Thanks again for visiting and for such a nice comment. I really do appreciate it.

      Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Poetryman, I always look forward to your visits and comments. You are very encouraging. I appreciate it.

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Oh this just made my mouth water!

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Moonlake, thanks for visiting and for pinning and the really nice comment.

      Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 

      2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Awesome recipe. The photos are beautiful and the cake looks so yummy. I forwarded your article, Rachel to my daughter who is really keen on cooking and baking. Will see when she will prepare this masterpiece. :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Grand Marnier is such a good flavor and certainly drew my attention to this good sounding recipe. Love the photo with the small pumpkin in the center of the tube pan cake. You are quite the food stylist! Going to pin this to my cakes and sweet breads board so that I can easily find it when wanting to make it. Will also share on HP. Thanks for giving us your recipe. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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      poetryman6969 

      2 years ago

      Wow this is beautiful! I have shared you on Facebook and Google+. You get top marks for something that I think most would be proud to have their family see on the holiday. It would be a wonderful surprise.

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      moonlake 

      2 years ago from America

      This looks so good. I have to add it to my Pinterest so I don't lose track of the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Yes, sour milk or plain yogurt would do also. Thanks for the visit.

      Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Any way to replace butter milk?

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pat, Thanks again for your friendship and visit. You'll have a lovely holiday with your sister visiting. I love the holidays for that reason. My granddaughter and her new husband will be here in PA for the Christmas and New Year holiday.

      Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Alicia, Thanks for the visit and I love Grand Marnier also. I love that orange flavor to it. Thanks for the great comment also.

      Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Seeing as how Thanksgiving and Christmas as almost here I KNEW you would have some goodies cooking up for us. And YOU did not disappoint...This looks divine...my sister is coming from Texas and this may just be a special treat for her.

      Angels are on the way to you and yours and best wishes for a lovely holiday season. ps

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      As soon as I saw the term "Grand Marnier" I knew I had to read this hub. I love the flavour of this liqueur. I always say that your recipes sound delicious, because they always do, but this one sounds especially nice!

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Purl3agony, I appreciate your visits and comments. Thank you for visiting and pinning.

      Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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      Donna Herron 

      2 years ago from USA

      This sounds delicious! I love your idea of adding cranberry sauce, orange flavoring, and pecans. I've never tried baking with cranberry sauce, but I'll give it a try with this recipe. Thanks for posting and sharing. Pinned to my dessert board!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Oh; that is great. I look forward to it, I know everyone will love it!

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Jackie, yes, definitely Grand Marnier is good in cookies. I think it will be good in chocolate cookies too. Thanks for the visit and great comment.

      Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

      PS, I'm trying to get some pictures of my brother's VietNam pictures to finish the hub with his story.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Thank you so much for this! I am going to surprise my son with this when he comes home. We seem to be the only two who so love cranberries and I know we will really love this! The orange liquor sound so good; I will certainly not forget it. Bet it is good in cookies too, right?

      Shared!!

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