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Festive Cranberry Cake Recipe
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Festive Cranberry Cake Recipe

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Each fall here in Alaska, an abundant crop of wild cranberries is ripe for cooking," details Anchorage resident Gladys Wilson. "This cake, a favorite in my family, makes good use of the harvest." What's more, since you can prepare it the night before your Thanksgiving celebration, her recipe is a real time-saver at a hectic time of year.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Fresh mint and additional cranberries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 304 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; beat well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in cranberries, dates and pecans. Spread in a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, for glaze, heat orange juice and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves. Invert cake onto a serving plate. With a toothpick, punch holes in cake. Spoon glaze over cake. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Garnish with mint and cranberries if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Festive Cranberry Cake in Country Woman November/December 1997, p10

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 304 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

Great recipe. Everyone loved it.

This is my new 'Christmas Cake'

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