Cranberry Coffee Cake

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
    1 teaspoon almond extract
    1 can (16 oz.) whole-berry cranberry sauce
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Glaze:
    1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
    5 teaspoons warm water
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract

    In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Add extract.

    Spoon a third of the batter into a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Top with a third of the cranberry sauce. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with walnuts.

    Bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

    Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over cake.