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

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Meet the Cook: At the summer tourist resort in Ontario my husband and I operate, we prepare all the meals for our guests. So I'm always trying out new recipes. Some of my favorites are from my CW issues. We have two children, 22 and 18. -Sheree Swistun, Winnipeg, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2-3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 543 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 155mg cholesterol, 366mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and orange peel. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Fold in cranberries.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and flour. Stir in cream and butter; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Serve warm over cake. Yield: 16 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce).
Originally published as Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake in Country Woman May/June 1996, p29

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"I made it twice with and without sauce. I like it more without because it is lighter. However delicous in both options. I made it with frozen cranberries and didn't know what to expect but it tasted great. I'll make it again !"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"Delicious even without the sauce! This one is going in my recipe box for sure!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"Amazing cake. Perfect for the holidays. Every time I take this to a pot luck it disappears."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"One of the best pound cakes ever! I add the microplaned zest of a whole orange to give it a little more zip. It doesn't even require the sauce because it's so moist."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"Wonderful Cake! Just made it today and it is so delicious. I live at high altitude and no adjustments were made. Husband loved it as well. Highly recommend!"

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