Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake is filled with tart cranberries and topped with pecan streusel topping. Divine.

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake Photo

Happy December! Are you still stuffed from Thanksgiving like I am? Somehow I managed to make even more food over the weekend, in between all our holiday decorating. After all, we’re not really supposed to have pie and stuffing for breakfast, are we? Luckily I had a batch of whole lemon scones in the freezer, but that didn’t stop me from whipping up a coffee cake to fuel us for gift shopping.

Classic coffee cake with crumble topping, like this apple coffee cake, is one of my very favorite breakfast foods. Although they are basically muffins cooked into one big pan, they seem a little more special when it comes to presentation during the meal.

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake Picture

Maybe it’s because we eat them with forks instead of our hands, or maybe because we tend to have coffee cake when company is over. These company-worthy breakfasts are just as easy to put together when you’re planning to stay in your jammies all day, though!

I make use of leftover cranberry sauce for this coffee cake, which also boasts crunchy pecans. Down here in Texas, we have a tendency to put pecans in just about everything, and chances are you will have some on hand from holiday baking anyway! If not, feel free to toss in your favorite nut instead.

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake Image

You can put the cranberry sauce all on top like I did, or layer it in the batter for a fruity center. Note that while a smoother cranberry sauce will work best, don’t be afraid to use your chunkier homemade sauce. No matter what, this cranberry coffee cake will be a hit!

For ease of serving, I recommend lining your baking pan with parchment rather than just greasing the pan. That way, you can lift the cake out when cooled and create a pretty presentation, or just make things easier when it’s time to clean up.

Need a cranberry sauce for this recipe? I recommend Tracy’s cranberry jalapeño jam, which will help put a kick in your pants in the morning! 

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Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

    9 Servings


  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Spice Blend
  • 1/4 cup Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Cranberry Sauce
For the Topping:
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a square baking dish with parchment or grease with spray oil.
  2. Sift together flours, baking powder, salt, and baking spice in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla, then stir in milk.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture; mix until well-incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Using a teaspoon, dollop cranberry sauce on top of batter. With a knife, drag sauce through batter to create marbled pattern.
  6. To make the topping, in a small bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, melted butter, and pecans until mixture is crumbly. Scatter across the top of the batter.
  7. Bake coffee cake for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 


  • Baking spice is cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, and ginger, from Savory Spice Shop.


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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 9 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 square
Servings Per Recipe 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 104
Calories 342

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 278mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 29g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

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Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.

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