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How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. with rack in middle.
  • Generously butter a 9x2" round cake pan and line with parchment, then butter parchment.
  • Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into a food processor.
  • Add sugar and pulse to combine.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl.
  • Pulse cranberries with 1/2 cup vanilla sugar in processor until finely chopped NOT pureed.
  • Whisk together 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat together 1 stick butter and 1 cup vanilla sugar in bowl with electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Reduce speed to low and mix in flour mixture and milk alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour, until just combined.
  • Spread half of batter in pan.
  • Spoon cranberries over batter, leaving 1/2" border at edges.
  • Spoon small bits of remaining batter over the cranberries.
  • Smooth gently.
  • Using your fingertips, blend remaining 1/4 cup vanilla sugar with remaining tablespoon butter and flour.
  • Crumble over the top of the cake.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes OR until cake tests done with toothpick into CAKE part of cake OR until cake begins to pull away from the pan.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Cool in pan for 30 minutes.
  • Remove cake from pan and cool completely, crumb side up.

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    " It was excellent "
    sunflower48386 ate it and said...
    MMMMMMM! sounds great!I saved this
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This makes me drool too! Looks beautiful and delicious!
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  • lacrenshaw 9 years ago
    Cranberries are very good for you, Krum.. all those antioxidants, ya know? Any recipe with vanilla bean seeds makes my day!
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  • lacrenshaw 9 years ago
    Aren't we just exchanging the 5's today, baudri? I thank you for your comment and you rating.
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  • lacrenshaw 9 years ago
    Coffee cakes have always been one of my faves also, ga. They seem so friendly and familiar soemhow, don't they? Thanks for the 5.
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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    There's that cranberry urge again - wow, this definitely makes you drool! And the vanilla bean has to really "pop" the flavor on this one...nice one, La.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefbaudri ate it and said...
    Wonderful! This looks divine! Thanks for a great post. You have my 5!!!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    I simply love coffee cake, I think it is a lost sport, Ahh just sitting around the kitchen table. And this looks like a wonderful recipe.....:)
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