Cranberry Sauce Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Mar. 16, 2023
This tender cake is so easy to make because it mixes in one bowl. Slice it at the table so everyone can see how beautiful it is. Make one for your dinner and another for a friend. —Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana
Cranberry Sauce Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine sugar and mayonnaise until blended. Beat in juice, zest and extract. Combine flour, baking soda and salt until blended; gradually add to the sugar mixture. Stir in cranberry sauce and walnuts.
  2. Cut parchment to fit the bottom of a 10-in. tube pan. Spray pan and paper with cooking spray. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-65 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients; drizzle over cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 379 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.