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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    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.


    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 C. 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 S. 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 2 years ago
    Friends and family love it!! So easy to make. I do put more cranberries then it call for.
    Art A. 2 years ago
    I made this and it was very good. Not too sweet and nice and tart!
    I made the gluten free version. Followed recipe exactly, cake was dry and crumbly. Tasted more like a crumble topping than cake.
    Mel Idrizi 2 years ago
    It was great! Will do it again!
    Claudia Yun 2 years ago
    It was very delicious! Only a bit too sweet, maybe I’ll try reducing sugar next time.
    Reggie 2 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 2 years ago
    I made this it was awesome!!!. My whole family enjoyed very much after taking it. Thanks for this amazing recipe………
    Jen 2 years ago
    This cake was amazing! Tender, tart, and chewy edges. We loved it warm covered with a glaze.
    Nancy Firestone 2 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
    Veronica S. 4 years ago
    Very pretty! I substituted almond extract for the vanilla, added 1/4 tsp. cinnamon & 1 teaspoon orange zest. I am going to glaze this with an orange/almond glaze.
    Rene D. 4 years ago
    Loved it ,but added 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar, did not want it overly tart, It is a beautifil cake and planning to serve it Thanksgiving and Christmas.