Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake with Dried Cranberries and Apricots (Whole Foods)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake with Dried Cranberries and Apricots
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake with Dried Cranberries and Apricots

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake with Dried Cranberries and Apricots

I made this about a week ago... On page 378 of the Whole Foods Market Cookbook (2002) by Steve Petusevsky and the Whole Foods Market Team Members, they have a recipe for a Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake with Dried Blueberries. I've had this book f o r e v e r and have yet to make anything! I used cranberries and apricots (and threw in some crystallized ginger).

I'm only disappointed that they don't have their deli-favorite Cranberry Tuna recipe. That stuff is CRACK. I buy it and end up sneaking bites in the parking lot. Sad, I know. I'm waiting for Jeff to come from Intervention and tell me I'm in a room with "a lot of people who love 'ya."

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake with Dried Cranberries and Apricots
Batter: 1 stick butter (soft) + 1 c sugar [cream together]. 2 eggs + 1 t vanilla + 1 T lemon juice [blend in]. [alternately fold in] dry mix with 1/2 pint of sour cream (dry mix: 2 c flour + 1 t baking soda + 1 t salt + 1/2 t baking powder). 1/2 c dried cranberries + 1/2 c dried apricots + a few crystallized ginger pieces [fold in].

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake with Dried Cranberries and Apricots Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake with Dried Cranberries and Apricots
Half the batter is placed into the 9x9 pan, then 1/2 the topping and repeated. Topping is 1/2 c sugar + 1 T cinnamon and I added 1/2 t ground ginger. The instructions say to bake at 350 for 35 minutes, but I ended up baking it for close to 50 minutes.

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake with Dried Cranberries and Apricots
Too bad we don't have smell-a-blog! This fills the house (and office) with a lovely cinnamon fragrance...my favorite air-freshener! :)
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22 comments:

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

My favorite air freshener is freshly baked bread- ah!

I love fruit inside tuna salad. I just made tuna salad with apples and celery and boiled eggs. So good.

This cake looks so simple and yum!

BTW, Please come over- I need help!!!

Mevrouw Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

This looks soooooooo good! Good gravy!

Peabody said... [Reply to comment]

That one looks really good! I love how it is studded with all that fruit.

Patricia Scarpin said... [Reply to comment]

I would go crazy if there was a smell blog! This look so soft. Delicious.

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my god that tuna salad!! I can't even buy it anymore--I eat the entire carton at once!!

Your cake looks lovely!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that looks so good! I love all of the dried fruit!

lyndsay said... [Reply to comment]

ooohhh smell-a-blog... you should invent it... !? looks lovely!

cindy* said... [Reply to comment]

yum! the fruit and ginger are like little gems suspended in the cake.

kat said... [Reply to comment]

oh my I'll have a little slice of that heaven!

Piggy said... [Reply to comment]

The cake looks really yummy! I'm sure that your house must've been filled with the nice aroma of cinnamon. :-)

Di said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that looks terrific! I like your combination of flavors.

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

OMG this looks so good. I love the topping and the way it looks so nice :)

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

Seriously, that looks phenomenal!

Candy said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I can smell the aroma from here! YUMMY!

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

I love that cookbook! I like the ginger-lime chicken fingers and chicken toscana, nom nom nom.

This coffee cake looks awesome, I may have to give it a go once it cools down again here in LA. (IF it cools down again...)

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Everything you bake always looks so perfect! How the top is so flat and every piece is cut the exact same size.. I love it!! I wish I was as precise. It looks so pretty.

Jamie said... [Reply to comment]

Those look delicious! I may try them this weekend!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Cinnamon baking is one of my absolute favorite smells. Your coworkers must love you!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said... [Reply to comment]

This looks amazing! I love the idea of cranberries and apricots together in a coffee cake. Wish we had a Whole Foods here! I'll have to try that cranberry tuna if I ever get into one of these stores.

alexandra's kitchen said... [Reply to comment]

Whole Foods has some great recipes. I love those flyers that are stationed all around the shop — I always get good ideas. This coffee cake looks heavenly.

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Wow that looks fabulous! You and I were thinking alike this week. I just posted a Cranberry Streusel Cake that was delicious too! :) Beautiful photos (as usual).

Jaime said... [Reply to comment]

that looks wonderful with all that dried fruit in it!

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