Cranberry-Filled Orange Pound Cake Recipe
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Cranberry-Filled Orange Pound Cake Recipe

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I made this cake for a holiday dinner with family and everyone enjoyed it. It's a lovely dessert after a nice meal. Try adding 2/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut when including the orange juice to the cake batter, and sprinkle the finished cake with toasted coconut for a variation to this recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice, divided
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 2 tablespoons orange juice and peel. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating just until combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix cranberry sauce, cherries and remaining orange juice. Spoon two-thirds of the batter into prepared pan. Spread with cranberry mixture. Top with remaining batter.
  4. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen sides from pan with a knife. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, orange peel and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency. Pour glaze over top of cake, allowing some to flow over sides. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Filled Orange Pound Cake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p85

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