Best Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

by Alli

This post, Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake, was compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 

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.

My favorite mug is no longer available but this mug is awesome too! As an associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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

I’m celebrating National Coffee Month with Mr. Coffee® and Cranberry-Apple Coffee Cake. How are you celebrating?

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake

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Originally published August 2017 and updated August 2021


Amber Myers August 28, 2017 - 8:22 am

I don’t like coffee, but I’ve always enjoyed coffee cake. I’ll have to give this a try because I do love my cranberries!

Jeanette August 28, 2017 - 9:25 am

I love eating all sorts of different kinds of coffee cake. I have never tried putting cranberries in it but that would be a perfect morning breakfast on Thanksgiving.

Candy August 28, 2017 - 9:45 am

Can’t wait to tye your apple cranberry coffee cake. I would have to serve it with coffee and tea.

Jennifer August 28, 2017 - 9:45 am

I got SO excited when I saw the title of your recipe. What a great way to combine 3 of my favorite ingredients. Who doesn’t love a good piece of coffee cake on a Sunday morning.

Tomi C August 28, 2017 - 10:55 am

Didn’t know National Coffee Month was a thing because every month is Coffee month for me. *smile* I start my day with a cup of joe and then it’s usually a cup of iced coffee as the day goes on. I too love a nice coffee cake with a hot cup of coffee and this recipe looks tasty.

Kara Miller August 28, 2017 - 12:50 pm

I’m already relaxed and happy just from reading about your perfect coffee break! #client

Lisa August 28, 2017 - 2:48 pm

There is nothing better than a great cup of coffee. The coffee cake looks great also. We have that same coffee pot, I love the feature to make it stronger.

Liz Mays August 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Oh this is wonderful! I definitely want to to try making a coffee cake this way. It would be so nice with a cup of coffee in the morning.

Our Family World August 28, 2017 - 4:21 pm

That looks like a really neat coffee maker. I love that it is large capacity! With major coffee drinkers in this house, a large coffee pot would really come in handy. Thanks for sharing your cranberry apple coffee cake recipe. It sure looks like the perfect coffee companion.

Jolina August 28, 2017 - 4:27 pm

So much fall flavours here! Yum. Perfect with coffee. PS: My favourite mug at the moment is a pineapple, I wonder what that says about me LOL!

Sarah Honey August 28, 2017 - 5:39 pm

I love Coffee Cake. This recipe sounds so delicious for Fall with the addition of Apple & Cranberry. I will be making this to bring for the teachers tea.

Jaime Nicole August 28, 2017 - 7:43 pm

First of all, I just LOVE your coffee mug – so great! And cranberry apple sounds like the perfect flavors for a crisp fall morning with a steaming cup of Mr. Coffee!

Pam August 28, 2017 - 8:18 pm

The topping on this cake looks amazing. This is the perfect coffee cake for bringing to a brunch potluck!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All August 28, 2017 - 9:29 pm

A good cup of coffee is a must in the morning! The cranberry apple coffee cake sounds tasty and looks like it has nice texture.

Eloise August 28, 2017 - 11:17 pm

I would love to sit down and daydream in the morning while enjoying a dang good cup of coffee in my favorite mug while eating that delicious cranberry apple coffee cake. I’ll have to try this super soon! thanks for the recipe : )

Sandy N Vyjay August 29, 2017 - 1:32 am

Am a fanatic about coffee and love cranberry. So this looks like a deadly combination. Have to try this out.

Melanie Smith August 29, 2017 - 1:39 am

Wow! That cake looks delicious! Accompanied with a cup of coffee mekes it better!

Kita Bryant August 29, 2017 - 3:13 pm

Wow this does look like the best. I would love to try this!

Amanda August 29, 2017 - 6:47 pm

I am a total sucker for a delicious coffee cake, and yours looks amazing. The flavor combo is perfect for Fall…and would go great with the PSL that I’m dreaming of!

Shirley Wood August 30, 2017 - 6:42 am

Your coffee cake recipe sounds yummy and the perfect accompaniment for an afternoon coffee break! Mr Coffee coffee makers have always been the best! I like this one with the timers! It’s a must have and would make a nice gift!

zan August 30, 2017 - 9:05 am

I mean, this coffee break is amazing and certainly not boring! I bet if I had a cake like this I’d take more coffee breaks!! I actually buy coffee and things related from Walmart so many times because everything is right there. The new coffee maker looks great and the ability to change the strength of the coffee is an added bonus. We actually need a new brewer like this because ours broke and we only have the single brewer (it’s nice to have it especially when friends come over). Love that mug, and the order in which the words are written:)

Angela Maciel November 7, 2017 - 2:56 pm

Oh my.. this looks so delicious gonna try this out on weekend


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