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Best coffee cake ever!! Cranberry Eggnog Crumb Coffee Cake has so much flavor, is super moist, and that crumb topping is everything! A tender eggnog, vanilla cake is filled with cranberries and topped with a buttery crumb topping. A delicious treat for breakfast or dessert.

Cranberry Eggnog Crumb Coffee Cake


I had time to do something today that I haven’t since….well, practically since I started blogging!

Crazy, right?!

I was stressed and busy the last month on Call Me PMc that I have worked harder than I ever have before on the blog. A busy this time of year and I thought I was prepared for it. I worked hard and got a couple of weeks posts ready. But, offers kept coming, and I hate to turn down paying gigs.

So I kept working and cooking and writing and photographing and editing.

Then today, I looked up and literally…wait for it….

I was caught up!

Like, I have three weeks of posts scheduled and all my paying gigs finished.

So I sat for a minute and thought, “What the hell do I do now?!”

I thought about mopping


I thought about napping


I’ve got it, I’ll visit my friends’ blogs and read and see what they’ve been doing!

But, first, I’ll share my latest! I made this Cranberry Eggnog Crumb Coffee Cake and I think you’ll like it a lot.

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Cranberry Eggnog Crumb Coffee Cake

I love a coffee cake. This one is no exception. My Cranberry Eggnog Crumb Cake has a soft texture with just the right about of sweet and crunch from the streusel topping. It’s buttery and dense without being to heavy. You’ll love the tart burst of flavor from the dried cranberries. Plus, don’t you think cranberries and Christmas go hand in hand? It’s perfect for the holidays!


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Cranberry Eggnog Crumb Coffee Cake

Cranberry Eggnog Crumb Coffee Cake

Best coffee cake ever!! Cranberry Eggnog Crumb Coffee Cake has so much flavor, is super moist, and that crumb topping is everything! A tender eggnog, vanilla cake is filled with cranberries and topped with a buttery crumb topping. A delicious treat for breakfast or dessert.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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For Cake

  • 1 and ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup butter at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon peppermint extract or 1 Tablespoon peppermint Coffee-mate liquid coffee creamer
  • 1 and ¼ cup eggnog room temperature, or heavy cream
  • 2 and ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 and ½ cup dried cranberries you can reduce this to 1 cup, if you preferCrumb topping:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 and ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Spray a 10-inch springform pan with non-stick spray or coat, generously with solid vegetable shortening.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • For cake: Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, cream until smooth. Add vanilla, peppermint and eggnog and continue mixing until combined.
  • In a seperate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a small bowl, cover cranberries with 1 T of the flour mixiture. Toss to coat.*
  • Stir the flour mixture into the sugar/egg mixture, slowly. Mix until combined.
  • For the crumb topping: Combine sugar, flour and salt in a bowl. Stir in the melted butter. Combine, mixture will have the texture of wet sand.
  • Assemble: Pour the cake batter into prepared 10-inch springform pan. Spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle cranberries over batter. Sprinkle crumb topping over cranberries.
  • Place springform pan on a cookie and into the oven. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Start checking cake at 55 minutes unless you know exactly how your oven bakes. It took my cake 1 hour 10 minutes, but my neighbor only baked hers for 1 hour. Every oven is different.
  • Remove from oven when cake test comes out clean and cake is no longer 'jiggly' in the center. Allow to cool on a wire rack. After 10 minutes, run a knife around the edge, but do not try to remove from pan until it is only slightly still warm (like an hour!)


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Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 858mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 713IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. OMG! This is seriously going to be my family’s favorite thing to eat. I seriously need to make this asap. How could I have missed this?! Oh, I know. Because I’ve been caught in my own little blogging world of writing, photographing, etc just like you have, my friend. I totally know what it feels like. Sounds so amazing you are that far ahead… makes you feel so great! Loving this recipe! (=

  2. Thank you for sharing this great recipe at The Pin Junkie! It was featured in this week’s holiday dessert roundup. Please stop by to grab a featured button and be sure to join the party tonight at 7:00 MST to share your best projects and another chance to be featured on The Pin Junkie! Wishing you very happy holidays!

  3. Paula, you KNOW I love egg nog treats! THis looks absolutely capital YUM! So glad to see you at the DIY Showcase Link Party. I have pinned, liked and tweeted, and g+-ed. I would love it if you would drop by my site at for a short visit! I will look forward to seeing you there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations.

  4. Hi Paula! Your cake looks amazing! I gave it a try this weekend and was wondering if you meant 2 tsp of baking powder and not Tablespoons because my cake overflowed all over the bottom of my oven 🙁 I’m going to give it another try this week as this looks like the perfect cake to gift to friends and co-workers for Christmas.

    1. Yikes! Yes it should be 2 tsp!! I’m so sorry for the error. Thanks for alerting me to my mistake. I have now corrected it in my recipe.

  5. Saw this recipe on the Sweet Sharing Monday board and had to check it out! This looks like a wonderful coffee cake!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is such a wonderful cake !!
    I’d loooooooooove to make it, we just don’t have here eggnog
    I need to find a recipe of eggnog first….

  7. Your Amaretto version of this was my favorite, so I love that you remade this into a holiday eggnog version. Sounds delicious! Pinning this one to my Christmas Treats board and can’t wait to make. Thanks Paula!

    1. Thank you Krista. I loved the Amaretto one so much I wanted a holiday version. Thanks for visiting and sharing!

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