Berry-Orange Coffee Cakes


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

Berry-Orange Coffee Cakes
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • cup butter, softened

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ½ cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

268 Calories
11g Fat
39g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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