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Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

 Cranberry Ribbon Loaf
Patricia Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania uses leftover angel food cake to create a refreshing cranberry dessert perfect for holiday gatherings. It's convenient, too, because it can be assembled ahead and kept in the freezer.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + freezing


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 6 slices angel food cake (1/2 inch thick)


  • Line the bottom and sides of a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan with heavy-duty
  • foil; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and
  • salt until smooth. Stir in cranberry sauce. Fold in the whipped
  • cream.
  • Spread a third of the mixture in prepared pan; top with three cake
  • slices (cut cake if needed to fit). Repeat layers. Top with
  • remaining cranberry mixture. Cover and freeze.
  • Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Use foil to remove
  • loaf from pan; discard foil. Cut into slices. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 300 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.