Cranberry Crunch Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


15 servings

Updated: Sep. 13, 2022
New Jersey is known for its cranberries, and this cake is a delicious way to use them. The marshmallows melt and seep through the cake, making it moist and very tasty. It’s great for brunch or just with a cup of coffee! —Adelaide Krumm, Manasquan, New Jersey
Cranberry Crunch Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs; beat until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with milk and vanilla to egg mixture. Fold in cranberries. Spread batter in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with marshmallows; press into batter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 256 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.