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Cranberry-Orange Coffee Cake

Servings: 10
Calories: 512kcal
Author: Sandra


Cake Ingredients

  • 1 yellow cake mix I like Duncan Hines
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3-4 tablespoons orange zest
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 3.52 ounces JELL-O instant vanilla pudding

Cinnamon Swirl & Topping Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water


  • In a saucepan bring to boil 1 cup water and 3 tablespoons sugar. Add the cranberries and boil for a few minutes, until you hear them start to pop or crack. Remove from heat and let them soak while you make the cake.
  • Preheat oven to 350; grease a 9x13 metal pan.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the cake in a mixer for 7 minutes (this is key to make the pudding set). I love to use my Kitchen Aid mixer for this!
  • Meanwhile, mix together brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Once the cake is done mixing for 7 minutes, pour half of the batter in the greased 9x13 metal pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the brown sugar mix over the cake in the pan.
  • Pour the remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Swirl with a knife.
  • Drain the cranberries and let them sit on the counter.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Then open the oven and sprinkle the cranberries on top of the coffee cake. Do not push them in or swirl, just leave them on top. Close the oven and bake for another 25 minutes or until the cake is set and is pulling away from the edges. Let it completely cool so it does not crumble when you cut and serve it.


Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1.6mg