Here we are, folks. And now, with cranberries. The “Cranberry-Walnut Coffee Cake,” from Candace Floyd’s Little Everyday Cakes, fulfills my coffee cake expectations: a single-layer, 8-inch-round cake, with a streusel topping.

Make sure to weigh your ingredients. 4.25 oz. flour. 4.38 oz. sugar. 5.38 oz. sour cream. The unremarkable, white, sticky batter includes the stone jewels of dried cranberries and chopped walnuts.

Notice we have no spices in this cake. Only orange zest. Bake for 35 minutes.

The texture of dried, cooked cranberries is, of course, like raisins. But, rather than being sweet and jammy like raisins, the cranberries are slightly tart and remind me of orange. Walnuts are very necessary here, for texture and taste.

Enjoy the perfectly moist cake, with the slight, sandy crunch of its streusel.

I’m happy to eat this cake.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Little Everyday Cakes by Candace Floyd. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - Little Everyday Cakes - and our choices for November 2021 were ~

Cranberry-Walnut Coffee Cake