It is a lovely, rich sour cream coffee cake that highlights cranberry and orange, a hint of almond, and is enrobed with raspberry preserves. It is then delicately crowned with a Chambord icing and finely chopped Orange flavored cranberries.
For the Cake:
¾ cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
1½ cups of granulated sugar
3 large eggs at room temperature
2 teaspoons of pure almond extract
zest of one large orange
3 Cups of all purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1½ cups of sour cream
1-16 ounce can of whole cranberries
For the Glaze:
1 cup of Dickinson's Raspberry preserves
2 teaspoons of Chambord
For the Icing:
1 cup of confectioner's sugar
3 teaspoons of water
4 teaspoons of Chambord
¼ cup finely chopped Orange
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Preheat oven to 350'. Butter and flour a 10 inch bundt or tube pan. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add extract and zest, mix to incorporate. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture with half of the sour cream and mix well. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture and sour cream and mix until incorporated. Do NOT overmix. Dough will be somewhat sponge like in consistency. Spread approximately ⅓ of the batter into the pan and top with ⅓ of the cranberry sauce. Be careful to spread cranberry sauce into middle of the pan, avoiding contact with sides and center of pan. It might make cake removal difficult. Repeat twice more. Bake cake for 65-70 minutes, or until cake tested inserted into center comes out clean.
While cake is baking, heat preserves in pyrex measuring cup in microwave oven until bubbling, approximately 2½ minutes on high. Add Chambord and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
When cake is done, cool in pan for 20 minutes. Reheat raspberry Chambord glaze till very hot and viscous. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or freezer wrap. Remove cake from pan and place on wire rack. Place on top of covered baking sheet. Brush on hot glaze and cover cake completely. Use all of the glaze to ensure cake is thoroughly enrobed. Let cake cool 5-6 hours.
Combine icing ingredients, mix until desired consistency and drizzle over cake in a decorative fashion. Sprinkle chopped cranberries over icing. Let cake rest at least 1 hour before serving.