5 from 4 votes

Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake

This Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake is perfect for all your holiday brunches! Made with fresh orange, cranberries and a delicious spiced crumble topping!

Course Baking, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American, Cake, Christmas, Dessert, Holiday, Thanksgiving
Keyword Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 309 kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


For the cake:

  • 1 cup low fat Ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • zest of one orange
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the cinnamon swirl:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries

For the streusel topping:

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. In a large bowl combine the ricotta, sugar, eggs, orange juice and zest, vanilla, and melted butter with a wire whisk until well combined.

  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix with a rubber spatula just until combined.

  4. Prepare a 9-inch spring form pan, greasing it well.

  5. Spoon half the batter into the bottom of the pan (the batter will be very thick).

  6. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and sprinkle the mixture over the amount of batter in the bottom of the pan.

  7. Spoon the second half of the batter over the cinnamon sugar layer and smooth out the top as much as possible.

  8. Add the cranberries to the top of the batter in an even layer.

  9. Combine the streusel topping ingredients in a small bowl until the mixture reaches the texture of coarse crumbs.

  10. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the top of the cranberries.

  11. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

  12. Allow to cool completely before releasing the spring form pan and slicing to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Potassium 154mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 28g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 6.8%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.