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Cranberry Crunch Coffee Cake

Yield 12 to 15 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, minced

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar, beating well. Add egg substitute, beating well.

  2. Combine flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Spoon half of batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.

  3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and walnuts; sprinkle half of mixture over batter, and top with cranberries. Top with remaining batter, and sprinkle with remaining brown sugar mixture.

  4. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares, and serve coffee cake warm.