Let’s raise our glasses….OR our plates, since we are celebrating with a boozy cake today! There is a
little a lot of Grand Marnier in each element of this fun coffee cake!
When talking with a manager during a food safety audit this week, we were discussing alcohol. Random right? I don’t even know how the conversation started for that matter, but hey I learned something new….so BONUS! He was sharing about a spirit called B and B, apparently comparable to Grand Marnier. AND since we all are discovering today that I
love adore Grand Marnier. My goal now, to find some of this delicious alcohol…..AND maybe make another coffee cake….maybe!!!
When grocery shopping, I SQUEEE’d when I found cranberries in the produce isle. Cranberries are my all time favorite, and so this time of the year pretty much makes me do a little dance. My hubby is not a cranberry fan, so more for me WOO HOO!!! One of my favorite sides during Thanksgiving and Christmas is homemade cranberry relish/sauce. My grandma makes a rockin’ cranberry sauce, I will have to share it with you all this year! Be prepared for several cranberry recipes in the coming months!
A moist cake full of happy dance flavors!
25 minsPrep Time
45 minsCook Time
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease with cooking spray a 12 inch springform pan (or use a 9 x 13 inch square pan.)
In medium bowl - mix together ingredients for streusel top - flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cold butter. Mix with hands, and break up butter, streusel top will be crumbly.
In medium bowl - mix together coffee cake batter dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Sit aside.
In medium bowl - mix together coffee cake wet ingredients - almond milk, Grand Marnier, sugar, eggs.
Mix together wet and dry ingredients, add in zest of tangerine.
In greased 12 inch springform pan, spread out half the batter, then add cranberries, next add half the streusel topping, then spread out remaining batter, and remaining streusel topping.
Bake for 45 minutes, depending on oven. Let cool for about 20 minutes before adding glaze.
For glaze - you want the glaze loose, so will run off sides of cake slightly. In small bowl, add 1 cup powdered sugar, then add 1 tsp Grand Marnier, and 1 tsp fresh tangerine juice, add more of each liquid if needed.
Drizzle glaze on cake, and enjoy!
This cake was tasted tested by several people, and each one gave a thumbs up!!!! I kinda think I need to make more now, after looking at the pictures I am sooooo hungry!
What is your favorite holiday side dish?
Do you love cooking/baking with cranberries?
Cheers my friends, and congrats Megan!!!!