10 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare streusel, lightly spoon 1/4 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1/4 cup flour and next 4 ingredients (1/4 cup flour through 1 tablespoon butter) in a bowl; toss well. Set aside.

Step 3

To prepare cake, lightly spoon 1 2/3 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 1 2/3 cups flour and next 4 ingredients (1 2/3 cups flour through salt), stirring well with a whisk. Combine vanilla, 1/4 cup sour cream, egg, and egg white in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Place remaining sour cream and 5 tablespoons butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended (about 2 minutes). Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Step 4

Spread half of batter into a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle cranberries over batter. Spread remaining batter over cranberries. Sprinkle streusel mixture over batter. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

Hi-Altitude & Other Modifications

January 02, 2016
I have been using this delicious recipe for several years. I recommend at the start, snip the fresh cranberries in half (rather than chopping them), sprinkle them with 2 Tblsp. sugar, and set aside until ready to put them in the center of the cake. This will make sweeter, more distinct cranberries throughout, rather than a tart, gloppy center. Also, 3/4 cup sugar in the cake is plenty for me.I've also made some high-altitude adjustments for my 9,000 ft elevation:Add 2 Tblsp. flour.Reduce sugar to 3/4 cupReduce baking powder to 3/4 tsp.Bake 375 for about 50 minutes.

seaside725's Review

February 07, 2014
I found this to be a bit tart for my taste. It was easy enough to make and presented really well. If I make it again, I am going to try blueberries or raspberries.

suekay's Review

December 15, 2013
Oh my!!! This is very good. I'd serve this for dessert. It's that good.

MagpieCook's Review

October 20, 2012
This cake is amazing. I have had problems with it being cooked in the specified time. At first I thought it was because I used frozen cranberries and hadn't allowed them enough time to thaw, but I've also used fresh cranberries, and I had the same problem. Just test as you go. Last time I made this cake, I baked it for an additional 15 minutes, a long time in the baking world.

cfrost's Review

January 09, 2012
Delicious! I used pecans instead of hazelnuts and it is a little time-intensive, but worth it. It was a big hit at work.

eurocook's Review

December 11, 2011
This is always a hit. It looks so pretty on a cake stand, and surprises people because it is less sweet, with great texture. I toast the hazelnuts before making the streusel. Also, I use a soup spoon to drizzle the top layer of batter over the cranberries, as the berries tend to stick to the batter, making it tough to spread smoothly.

carolfitz's Review

January 10, 2011
Excellent cake, great contrast of textures, flavors, colors. We made exactly to recipe. Only complaint: six dirty bowls!

Dummy66's Review

January 02, 2011
After reading some of the other reviews, I used plain flour (minus 2T for each cup), cut the butter to 2T, added 1/2 c. applesauce to reduce the fat content. I didn't have sour cream, so used nonfat yogurt instead, and it turned out terrific! We're not big cranberry fans, but this is so good, we may change our opinion.

halfbakedcake's Review

November 09, 2010
This is so good. I like less sweet desserts, and this is perfect since the cake itself isn't overly sweet, and any sweetness is contrasted nicely by the tart cranberries. The hazelnuts are a nice touch...my husband loves them in this, although he normally dislikes them (he even hates Nutella!). My husband's grandfather loved this cake too, and he wasn't much of a sweets-eater. It was the only thing he would eat for dessert on Thanksgiving. A keeper for sure.

Dawn555's Review

January 01, 2010
Very good. I used regular flour but followed the substitution guide (2 T. less flour for every cup). Also, I used pecans on top as I could not for the life of me find hazelnuts. I made them into muffins as someone else suggested. They received lots of rave reviews.