Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cranberry-Hazelnut Coffeecake

I found a bag of cranberries in the back of the freezer yesterday so I went on a quest through my recipe collection to find something to use them up. I came up with this coffee cake, which was a lovely choice. It's very tasty and fluffy and not too tart from the cranberries. I'm unsure as to whether I'd make it again, but I would be happy to eat it again!

coffeecake

Cranberry-Hazelnut Coffeecake
Cooking Light, December 2000
and Cooking Light Holiday Cookbook

Streusel:
1/4 cup sifted cake flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine -- melted

Cake:
1 2/3 cups sifted cake flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces fat-free sour cream -- divided
1 large egg
1 large egg white
5 tablespoons butter or stick margarine -- softened

Remaining Ingredients:
Cooking spray
2 cups fresh cranberries -- chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

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.

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.

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.

Servings: 10

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