Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cranberry Coffee Cake from Charlaine's Forum Recipes

Cranberry Coffee Cake

(great for Christmas morning)
1 Stick soft butter
1 Cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 Cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pint sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract (can sub vanilla)
1 7 oz. can cranberry sauce
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Grease and flour 8" tube pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and cream in sugar. Blend in eggs one at a time. Sift dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Add extract.

Put a little more than 1/2 batter in pan. Swirl half the cranberry sauce over batter. Add the remaining batter and then swirl remaining cranberry sauce on top. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 350 for about 55 min. Remove from pan after cooling 5 min.

Topping if desired: 3/4 Cup confectioner's sugar and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract and 1 Tablespoon warm water. Mix together and drizzle over top of cake, allowing it to run over the sides. Enjoy!