Orange Cranberry Torte Recipe
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Orange Cranberry Torte Recipe

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“Around the holidays 45 years ago, a friend gave me this recipe; it’s been a favorite ever since.” —Bertha Palamar, Fulton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 269 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with flour; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, buttermilk, applesauce, oil and eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in the walnuts, cranberries, dates and orange peel.
  3. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 55-60 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. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cake. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Orange Cranberry Torte in Healthy Cooking December/January 2011, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 269 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Orange Cranberry Torte

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"This recipe was good but I didn't think it was a wow recipe. Simple and basic. I will probably make this again."

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012 Edited Dec. 12, 2012

"This cake was simple and basic. It was good. I made it for church and there was none left. I used orange extract in the glaze instead of orange juice. I just wouldn't rate this oh my! I have to make this again, kind of recipe."

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"I added sub'd canned cherries instead of cranberries. So good!"

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"Excellent, I made it without the nuts as I had a friend coming over that has an allery to nuts, I used dried cranberries and plumped them up with a little bit of boiling water. Will make this again and again."

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