Cranberry Marshmallow Snack Cake

Cranberry Marshmallow Snack Cake contains cranberries, miniature marshmallows, brown sugar and chopped pecans in a basic coffee cake-type batter. The marshmallows melt into the batter making a somewhat crusty top to this cake.

For the holidays, cranberries can’t be surpassed in their ability to brighten any snack or meal with their sweet-tart goodness and their beautiful ruby-red color. In today’s post I’d like to share with you a snack cake that features the unique combination of cranberries with miniature marshmallows – Cranberry Marshmallow Snack Cake.

Cranberry Marshmallow Snack Cake Recipe

Cranberry Marshmallow Snack Cake
Serves 12
A snack cake featuring cranberries, miniature marshmallows, brown sugar and chopped pecans.
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Cook Time
40 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 3/4 cup milk
  9. 1 1/2 cups cranberries, chopped
Topping
  1. 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  4. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
  3. Stir in cranberries.
  4. Pour into a greased 13" x 9" x 2" baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle with miniature marshmallows. Lightly press marshmallows into the batter.
  6. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans. Drizzle with melted butter.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done.
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The batter for Cranberry Marshmallow Snack Cake is made by first creaming butter and sugar together, then adding eggs and vanilla, and alternately adding the flour mixture with the milk. Stir in the cranberries and pour the batter into a greased 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking pan. Press the miniature marshmallows into the batter. Next, sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans and drizzle with melted butter. Following is a photo of Cranberry Marshmallow Snack Cake ready to go into the oven.


Then, during the baking process, the marshmallows melt into the batter, producing a slight crispness to the top. Cranberry Marshmallow Snack Cake is great with coffee, tea or milk! Enjoy it with your favorite fall beverage!

Did You Know?

*Coffee cake evolved from a variety of different kinds of cake.

*The term “coffee cake” became a common term in America in 1879.

*The first coffee cakes were thought to have originated in Germany, but were more like sweet breads than cakes.

*The term “coffee cake” was used by German and Scandinavian immigrants to refer to an accompaniment for coffee.

*Coffee cake” is usually a single layer cake, flavored with fruit and/or cinnamon, and often containing nuts. Coffee cakes are usually leavened with either baking soda or baking powder. Coffee cakes are often drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze.

So whether you call it a coffee cake or a snack cake, I’m sure you’ll enjoy Cranberry Marshmallow Snack Cake! What fall beverage will you enjoy with your serving of Cranberry Marshmallow Snack Cake?

Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

In today’s post I’d like to share with you a recipe that combines two of fall’s favorite foods – pumpkin and apples! Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins are a wonderful blend of pumpkin and apples plus flaxseed, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup topped with a cinnamon-brown sugar streusel.

The Recipe

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
Yields 18
A great muffin combining fall flavors of pumpkin and apples!
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Cook Time
35 min
Cook Time
35 min
Muffins
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup flaxseed
  3. 1 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  7. 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  8. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  9. 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  10. 2 cups finely chopped apples, peeled & cored (about 2 apples)
Streusel Topping
  1. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1 tablespoon melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly coat 18 muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners.
  2. Blend in a large bowl 2 cups flour, flaxseed, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, beat together eggs, pumpkin, oil and maple syrup. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, beating until just blended.
  3. Fold in the apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  4. For streusel: In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Drizzle melted butter over the top and blend with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over muffin batter using a teaspoon measuring spoon.
  5. Bake until toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins are made using the traditional method of making muffins in which the dry ingredients are combined in one bowl and the wet ingredients are combined in another bowl; then the wet and dry ingredients are mixed together until the dry ingredients are just moistened.

 Did You Know?


Studies have shown that apples provide some anti-cancer benefits for several different types of cancer – colon, breast and lung cancer related to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Apples may also have anti-asthma benefits as well. Having a low glycemic index (GI), apples may improve blood sugar regulation by reducing glucose absorption and by stimulating the pancreas to put out more insulin.

Apples have a moderately sweet, refreshing flavor and a tartness that is present to a greater or lesser degree depending on the variety. Red Delicious and Golden Delicious are two of the sweetest apple varieties; Granny Smith apples are the most tart.

Tart apples, which retain their texture during cooking, are often preferred for cooked desserts like apple pies. Sweeter varieties are usually eaten raw.

Apples are grown all over the world! You may find an orchard nearby this time of year where you can pick your own apples. When I was growing up my Dad took our family to Taylorsville, North Carolina each fall to buy apples by the case. It was a fun family outing!

More Apple Recipes

Here are some other Silver Foodie recipes containing apples that you might like:

German Apple Pancakes in the post Breakfast & Brunch 3

Baked Sliced Apples in the post Brunch & Breakfast 4

Nutty Apple Muffins in the post Muffin Mania 3

Applesauce Spice Muffins in the post Muffin Mania 2

Morning Glory Muffins and Walnut Apple Crisp in the post Autumn Apple Delights

I hope you’ll try one or more of these recipes and enjoy pumpkin and/or apples soon!

Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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