Cranberry Christmas Cake Recipe | Yummly

Cranberry Christmas Cake

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  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose, see note below for gluten-free alternative)
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium3% DV75mg
    Fat15% DV10g
    Protein6% DV3g
    Carbs13% DV40g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories250Calories from Fat90
    Total Fat10g15%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat90
    Total Carbohydrate40g13%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C6%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Rachel Smith 5 days ago
    It’s a good recipe. I’ve used craisins rather than fresh or frozen cranberries. It still comes out delicious. This cake is a bit more flaky at the crust. It’s the best when it comes right out of the oven.
    Zsenet . 4 months ago
    I made this with frozen forest fruits and used less sugar. The final product was great, I'll definitely do it again.
    Lori Z. 4 months ago
    it is very easy to make. the tart n sweet flavor is yummy. i added orange zest, all spice and a little ginger as extra spice. its a lovely desert, would probably go good with ice cream.
    leon bvuma 5 months ago
    Amazing. Will definitely be making this again.
    Cindi M. 5 months ago
    Fantastic. This will be my third year bringing this to our family dinner on Christmas Day. I also am making small tins of it for friends and family. My husband got me a stand mixer and I’ve got to say, it’s much easier to make with the stand mixer than it was the first time I made it using a hand mixer
    Lizzie 5 months ago
    I followed the directions to a T and I didn’t get the lovely crust at the top.. instead all of the cranberries floated to the top while it was baking so they weren’t mixed throughout the batter anymore but it still tasted good
    Connie Wiebe 6 months ago
    Delicious! Loved it!
    Dawn 2 years ago
    Family loved it! Second time I added slivered almonds for an extra punch! Quick and easy with great result
    Jazzy Mami 2 years ago
    Made it tonight and followed the recipe exactly. This is an amazing cake! Tart, sweet, moist, with a buttery and crispy top layer. I’m saddened that I only had one bag of cranberries and only 3 pieces of cake left! 😩
    Kelly C. 2 years ago
    Turned out great and used blueberries instead of cranberries.
    Scott Chrysler 2 years ago
    This will now be made every Christmas. Everybody loved it. Wonderful with coffee, tea, cocoa, or after dinner liqueurs. Outstanding.
    Candace Herbert 2 years ago
    It was absolutely delicious. Moist and sweet. Definitely a keeper.
    Kim Foote 2 years ago
    Excellent!!! Made it 3 times and it is a crowd pleaser.... so easy even a nonbaker can do it!! Very moist and delicious.
    Shirley Sartori 2 years ago
    I have made this twice and plan to make again today. It was a hit with my friends! Also, have passed the recipe on.
    Larkin Shaw 2 years ago
    This cake was so delicious! And really easy to make. I did it in loaf pans and muffin cups so I had to adjust baking time slightly but it turned out perfectly!
    Lazenby 2 years ago
    Just pulled it out of the oven 10 minutes ago. It's delicious and melts in my mouth. So good, I just might forget making cranberry bread every Christmas and make this instead!
    Carol E. 2 years ago
    Fantastic! Made this last year too! Now I’m am,I going it to take to a Christmas dinner with neighbors and another for a xmas gift!
    Joan Davis 2 years ago
    I made this cake this past week and WOW - did we like it. I also packed some to send to friends. I wonder if i can use frozen cranberries if i can't find cranberries at other times of the year. I added chopped pecans. I noticed someone below said they thought it was a bit sweet. Ours turned our more tart but i figure that was because of the cranberries.. I will definitely be making this again... It is a KEEPER for sure.
    Joelle Choueiry 2 years ago
    Oh my gosh! The yummiest and easiest cake ever! I was a bit nervous as I’ve never used fresh cranberries before. I just want to keep making it over and over and over again!
    i just made these in practise for christmas and they turned out wonderfully! i didnt have fresh cranberries so i swapped them out for a lower amount of dries and it was still amazing! :) worth a go!!
    Stuart Cooke 2 years ago
    Really really good. This is the third time making these. As soon as they are gone I get comment “there are more berries in the fridge”. Love them.
    Heo Guillory 3 years ago
    Friends and family love it!! So easy to make. I do put more cranberries then it call for.
    I made the gluten free version. Followed recipe exactly, cake was dry and crumbly. Tasted more like a crumble topping than cake.
    Mel Idrizi 3 years ago
    It was great! Will do it again!
    Claudia Yun 3 years ago
    It was very delicious! Only a bit too sweet, maybe I’ll try reducing sugar next time.
    Reggie 3 years ago
    Pretty fudging delicious! The cranberries really pulled back the sweetness, which I was a bit worried about, given the amount of sugar needed.
    Rajiv 3 years ago
    I made this it was awesome!!!. My whole family enjoyed very much after taking it. Thanks for this amazing recipe………
    Jen 3 years ago
    This cake was amazing! Tender, tart, and chewy edges. We loved it warm covered with a glaze.
    Nancy Firestone 3 years ago
    So very yummy! Great balance of sweet & tart - will definitely make again
    Ziggy Z. 4 years ago
    Excellent and forgot to add the vanillaI add lemon zest to it. I would definitely make it again. I love the fresh cranberries