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Rosemary-Infused Cranberry Coffee Cake

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Bake Time:

45 minutes

Total Time:

1.5 hours


6-9 servings




For the streusel topping:

  • ⅔ cup dark brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour


For the coffee cake:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 egg + 1 yolk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1½ cups cranberries, halved

Tools Needed

Food Processor

Stand Mixer

Baking Dish

Cake Tester

Cooling Rack

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Adapted from Recipe Runner

  1. Make the topping: Mix the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl. Stir in the melted butter, and then gently mix in the flour using a fork. Keep the mixture as large crumbles. Set topping aside.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350℉.

  3. Make rosemary-sugar: combine granulated sugar and rosemary in a food processor and pulse for 1 minute until rosemary is finely chopped. Transfer rosemary-sugar to a small bowl and set aside.

  4. Make the batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, rosemary-sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, mix together the egg + yolk, milk, yogurt, oil, and vanilla until well combined. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, until just combined.

  6. Fold the cranberries into the batter using a silicone spatula.

  7. Assemble coffee cake: Grease an 8x8 baking dish and pour ½ of the batter into the bottom of the dish. Next, add ½ of the streusel evenly over the batter. Pour remaining batter over top, and finish with the rest of the streusel.

  8. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out mostly clean but not wet.

  9. Let coffee cake cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes before serving.


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