Cranberry Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

With its sweet crumb top, tart cranberries, and rich chocolate, this snack cake is perfect with coffee or milk. Warning: no leftovers.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry cake, cranberry chocolate snack cake, cranberry snack cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 292 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (or whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the flours, brown sugar, and butter. Pulse until coarse crumbs form.
  3. Remove 1 cup of the mixture and set it aside.
  4. Add the milk, egg, vanilla, orange zest, baking powder, and salt to the remaining flour mixture. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over the batter. Sprinkle the cranberries and chocolate chips over the crumb mixture. Bake the coffeecake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.6g16%
Saturated Fat 6.6g41%
Polyunsaturated Fat 37g
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 45.7g15%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 28.2g31%
Protein 3.8g8%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.