Best Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

by Alli

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It’s National Coffee Month! How are you celebrating? I’m over here doing the happy dance and no, I’m not sharing photos!

However, I am going to share my favorite way to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee and the recipe for my Cranberry-Apple Coffee Cake. This coffee cake pairs perfectly with my favorite cup of Joe.

When my day starts with a freshly brewed cup of coffee, all is right with the world. But I don’t stop there.

A mid-afternoon coffee break is just the thing to recharge me and get my creative juices flowing again. Coffee breaks don’t have to be boring. This is how I create the perfect coffee break experience.

Create the Perfect Coffee Break Experience

Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

The perfect cup of coffee begins with the best coffee machine. You don’t have to spend a fortune and there’s no need to run all over town. Walmart has everything you need, including Mr. Coffee®’s 12-cup Programmable Advanced Brew Coffee Maker.

This sleek coffee maker has my favorite pause n’ serve feature for those days when I need my coffee ASAP. I can also change the strength of my coffee (hubby likes it strong) and it has a fresh brew timer.

Choose an Off-The-Chain Coffee Mug

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

A cool coffee mug has to represent, right? My favorite mug describes me to a tee. I admit that I may be more than a little obsessed with this mug.

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Pair your Perfect Cup of Coffee with Cranberry-Apple Coffee Cake

An amazing cup of coffee needs a delicious sidekick. My Cranberry-Apple Coffee Cake is a match made in heaven. I also serve this coffee cake for dessert when all the family gets together. It’s always a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make A Cranberry-Apple Coffee Cake

  •  fresh OR frozen cranberries, thawed
  • finely chopped (unpeeled) cooking apple (like Granny Smith)
  • granulated sugar
  • ground cloves
  • chopped pecans
  • ground cinnamon
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • butter, melted
  • vegetable oil
  • vanilla extract

How To Make Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

Mix the topping ingredients together and pour into a greased cake pan.

Cranberry Apple Coffeecake

Mix the batter and pour over the topping. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Sometimes it’s hard to wait until my afternoon coffee break, so I have this cake for breakfast with my coffee.

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

It’s crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, and has just the right amount of sweetness. This coffee cake pairs perfectly with a cup of my favorite coffee.

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake


Yield: 8 servings

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake has a nice crunchy topping and is tender on the inside. I love that this coffee cake is not overly sweet.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup fresh OR frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1 cup finely chopped (unpeeled) cooking apple (like Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Combine first six ingredients in a bowl. Stir well.
  2. Spoon mixture into a greased 8-inch round cake pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and the next seven ingredients. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  4. Spoon batter over cranberry mixture.
  5. Bake at 350º F 35-40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 394Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 62mgSodium 216mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 2gSugar 40gProtein 4g

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 Pick a Relaxing Environment For A Coffee Break

I never take coffee breaks at my desk. I’m too tempted to keep working. So, I head outside to my front porch. It’s the perfect place to get my mind off of work and onto the beauty of nature.

Sipping coffee, eating my favorite Cranberry-Apple Coffee Cake, and listening to the sounds of birds chirping have a calming effect on me.

Once my coffee break is over, I’m renewed, refreshed, and revived!

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

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Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

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Originally published August 2017 and updated August 2021

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