TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups ground fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground mace

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 173 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, milk and cream cheese for 2 minutes. Add eggs; beat 2 minutes longer. Combine the remaining ingredients; fold into batter.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Cake Ring in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p87

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