Category:
Join Recipelink.com for Free!
Title
Category
From Gladys/PR, 11-10-2005
Reply to
Board
Msg ID 3134815
CRANBERRY STREUSEL CAKE

"This particular recipe was written by Abigail Johnson Dodge and published by Taunton Press in September 2004."

FOR THE CAKE:
9 ounces (2 cups) all-purpose flour; more for the pan
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon table salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, well softened at room temperature; more for the pan
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped

FOR THE STREUSEL:
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup fresh cranberries, chopped

Make the cake:
Position a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 325F. Lightly butter and flour a 9-inch-square baking pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt until blended.

With an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until well blended, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium low and add the eggs one at a time, mixing until just incorporated. Using a wide rubber spatula, alternately fold the flour mixture and the yogurt into the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Add the chopped cranberries with the last addition of flour.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Tap the pan gently on the counter to release any air bubbles. Bake for 40 minutes.

Make the streusel:
While the cake is baking, combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the butter and mix, using a fork, until the ingredients are well blended and form small crumbs. Stir in the walnuts and cranberries.

After the cake has baked for 40 minutes*, sprinkle the streusel evenly over the top of the cake. Continue baking until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean, another 10 to 15 minutes.

Cool in the pan on a wire rack until warm or room temperature. Cut into squares and serve.

*Add the topping 40 minutes into baking rather than at the beginning, when it would sink too far into the cake, or at the end, when it wouldn't sink in at all.

HOW TO FLOUR A PAN:
Spoon a generous amount of flour into the greased pan. Tilt the pan so that the flour slides all over the inside surfaces of the pan. Dump out the extra flour and give the pan a few hard knocks over the garbage can to get rid of any excess.

COOKING AHEAD:
- This brightly flavored cake tastes best the day after you bake it.
- Stock up on packages of fresh cranberries while they're at the peak of their season (late fall). Freeze them to use all year long.

Makes 1 (9x9-inch) cake
Source: Cooking New American: How to Cook the Food You Love to Eat, 200 recipes from the editors of Fine Cooking Magazine

Reviews and Replies:
 
  1
  2
  3
  4
  5
  6
  7
8
  9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
UPLOAD AN IMAGE
Allowed file types: .gif .png .jpg .jpeg

E-Mail This Message
POST A REPLY
Post a Request - Answer a Question - Share a Recipe
Thank You To All Who Contribute
  • if you would like to be notified when your message is posted, please enter your e-mail address. Your address will not be displayed in your message and it will only be used to mail the message to you.
  • This message includes a recipe that I have not made Recipe: will appear as the first word of the title
  • This message includes a recipe that I have made Recipe (tried): will appear as the first words of the title
  • This message is a question or a request for a recipe ISO: (In Search of) will appear as the first words of the title
  • This message is to thank the person(s) that answered my request Thank You will appear as the first words of the title
  • Please enter your message below, and click the finish button to complete your post.
POST A NEW MESSAGE
Post a Request - Answer a Question - Share a Recipe
Thank You To All Who Contribute
  • if you would like to be notified when your message is posted, please enter your e-mail address. Your address will not be displayed in your message and it will only be used to mail the message to you.
  • This message includes a recipe that I have not made Recipe: will appear as the first word of the title
  • This message includes a recipe that I have made Recipe (tried): will appear as the first words of the title
  • This message is a question or a request for a recipe ISO: (In Search of) will appear as the first words of the title
  • This message is to thank the person(s) that answered my request Thank You will appear as the first words of the title
  • Please enter your message below, and click the finish button to complete your post.
Recipe Box Buttons Description
Join Recipelink.com to get your personal Recipe Box
Recipe Box - Save / Remove buttons not active
Recipe Box - Save / Remove buttons active
Show your Recipe Box
Shows when signed into your account,
click this button to save a link to the post
in your personal recipe box.
Shows when signed into your account,
click this button to Remove the link
in your personal recipe box to this post
  help@recipelink.com