Friday Feast of the Week: Let ‘em eat cake!

Not my cake, but close!

Kat’s Cranberry-Orange Streusel Cake
(Tangy and sweet; it’s hard to beat!)


1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
1 Tbsp. sugar plus 1 Tbsp. orange juice.
2 Tbsp. grated orange rind.

Streusel Topping:

1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbsp. butter or marg, melted

Stir chopped cranberries with a Tbsp. each of sugar and orange juice. Set aside.
Cream butter, sugar and egg together in a good-sized  mixing bowl.
In medium bowl, stir flour baking powder and salt together.
Add milk to butter mixture, alternately with the flour mixture.  Fold in cranberries.
Scrape into a bundt pan and smooth the top.
Blend streusel ingredients together in a small bowl and sprinkle topping mixture over top of batter.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Serve warm with coffee or tea, or ice cream on the side.


17 thoughts on “Friday Feast of the Week: Let ‘em eat cake!

  1. Hi KatI'm so sorry -I asked for cake, and now I can't get any cranberries! There don't seem to be any anywhere in Flintshire after Christmas. I have managed to get a Bundt tin though, so could I use blueberries as a substitute? I know it won't be tangy, but we can't seem to get anything else tangy at the moment, unless I made it with oranges … which might actually be very nice!!


  2. I make a cake very similar to this and bake it in a funnel pan. Haven't made it in ages. I must try yours! Hey, your pic displays it on some of my fave Boleslawiec pottery!(count me IN for Sepia Saturday)


  3. Cranberry and orange are two of my favorite flavors! I will give this one a try. I have a wonderful recipe for cranberry-orange scones, supposedly the one used by Starbucks for theirs. Thanks for this one, Kat.


  4. Ooh, we love cranberries. Husband and big ones off ski-ing and snowboarding tomorrow, so this looks like an afternoon project for me and the littl'uns. Thanks Kat!


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