Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake


Crumb Topping

3/4 cupflour
1/2 cupsugar
1/2 cupmargarine

Cream Cheese Layer

250 g pkgcream cheese, softened
1/3 cupsugar
1 tspvanilla extract


2 cupsflour
1 cupsugar
1 1/2 tspbaking powder
1/2 tspbaking soda
1/2 tspsalt
3/4 cuporange juice
1/4 cupmargarine, melted
1 tspvanilla extract
1egg, beaten
2 cupscoarsely chopped cranberries
2 Tbspgrated orange rind


  1. Crumb Topping: stir together flour, sugar and margarine; set aside.
  2. Cream Cheese Layer: beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla; set aside.
  3. Cake: combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in juice, margarine, vanilla and egg. Fold in cranberries and orange rind just until mixed.
  4. Pour cake batter into a 9 inch springform pan. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake batter. Sprinkle with crumb topping.
  5. Bake for 65 - 75 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched in centre.
  6. Let cool on rack for 15 minutes; remove outside ring and let cool completely.


  1. Frozen or fresh cranberries may be used.