These mini coffee cakes make a delicious breakfast, brunch, or anytime treat, and are especially nice to serve during the holidays.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

25 mins
20 mins to 25 mins at 350°
5 mins


Ingredient Checklist
Orange Glaze


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease fifteen 2 1/2-inch muffin cups. In a bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add ricotta, egg, orange peel and juice, and vanilla. Add flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Fold in cranberries and ginger.

Instructions Checklist
  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove; cool slightly. Spoon on glaze. Sprinkle with nuts and additional orange peel, if desired. Makes 15 cakes.

Instructions Checklist
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool slightly on rack.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; total fat 11g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 36mg; sodium 169mg; potassium 85mg; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 1g; sugar 24g; protein 5g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 292IU; vitamin c 3mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 40mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 61mg; iron 1mg.

Reviews (4)

30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5.0 stars
These are very good. My husband pronounced them excellent, and a keeper recipe. The only change I made was to the glaze, I left the ginger off, but kept it in the cakes. The recipe made 12 muffins perfectly.
Rating: 5.0 stars
Can you substitute raisins for cranberries?
Rating: Unrated
you bake twice??
Rating: Unrated
These are really delicious.  My whole family loved them.  Don't skip the glaze!