The Cranberry-Pecan Orange Coffee Cake from the book Coffee Cakes: Simple, Sweet and Savory by Lou Seibert Pappas is the next bake for the members of The Home Bakers. is hosted by Joyce from . If you are keen to join us, please contact Joyce.
Maria of a Box of Stolen Socks is the host for this recipe, and for the full recipe, please click here.
This is a cake I really enjoyed. The cake has beautiful soft crumbs and is spotted with cranberries which gives a sourish but delicious aftertaste. The best part was undoubtedly the crispy streusel mix of nuts (I used walnuts instead of pecan) which complements the moist texture of the cake perfectly. While the recipe called for orange juice concentrate, I used fresh orange juice with pulp as the concentrate is not easy to find here. However, the taste of the orange was not too obvious and I think it would be good to add some orange zest as well. As fresh cranberries are not available, I substituted with dried ones which were just as delicious.