Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake

Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake

INGREDIENTS

Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ – 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour cream
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, then well drained and towel dried

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp orange extract or zest of ½ orange

Topping:

  • 2 Tbsp white chocolate chips melted
  •  cups dried cranberries soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, then well drained and towel dried

INSTRUCTIONS

How to make Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F with the rack in the middle.
  2. To a large bowl add 2 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp vanilla and whisk until combined. Add 1 cup flour, ¼ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground ginger and whisk just until incorporated. Next add ½ cup melted butter and ½ cup buttermilk, whisking after each. Fold in ¾ cup cranberries and 1 cup white chocolate chips.
  3. Spray a 9-inch square (or 10 inches round) baking pan and pour the batter and spread it evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes OR until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cooling.

How to make Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a bowl whisk together 8 oz of room temperature cream cheese, ½ cup of powdered sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and ½ tsp of orange emulsion or zest of ½ lemon until smooth.

Melt the White Chocolate:

  1. Add 2 tbsp of white chocolate chips to a ziplock bag and microwave for about 30 seconds in 7-second intervals, pressing the bag with your hands until you feel no lumps and the chocolate is all melted. Snip the corner off the ziplock bag.

Assemble Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake

  1. Spread the Cream Cheese Frosting with a spatula all over the cooled cake. Sprinkle ⅔ cup of dried cranberries on top. In a zigzag motion drizzle the melted white chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set for about 30 minutes to 1 hour, then cut and serve.
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