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Celebration Cranberry Cake

 Celebration Cranberry Cake
After I've served this cake, guests never leave my house without requesting the recipe. The sweetness of the butter cream sauce balances beautifully with the cake's tart cranberries. —Jeri Clayton, Sandy, Utah
9 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, halved
  • BUTTER CREAM SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat
  • in milk. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture. Stir in cranberries.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For sauce, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in the sugar and cream;
  • bring to a boil, stirring often. Boil for 8-10 minutes or until
  • slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Serve
  • warm with cake. Yield: 9 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 534 calories, 26 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 575 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.