So, I started off the 2008 holiday baking season by making the cranberry vanilla coffee cake featured on the Smitten Kitchen blog
I made a few modifications. First, I didn't have any vanilla pods, so I used 1/2 tsp of vanilla bean paste and put it in the food processor with the cranberries. Second, I used Nucoa margarine because I really wanted to try the cake and can't have real butter (sigh). It turned out great! I loved it so much, I am making it again for Christmas, and I had to take 80% of the cake to work to avoid gross over indulgence.