Spiced Cranberry Crisp Cake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling


15 servings

Updated: Dec. 14, 2023
This cake is a cross between a fruit crisp and a moist cake. We love the festive cranberry filling with its sweet-tangy flavor and the combination of soft cake, tender fruit and crunchy topping. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
Spiced Cranberry Crisp Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size), divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red raspberry preserves
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. For topping, in a bowl, combine 3/4 cup cake mix, butter and water; stir in pecans. For cranberry filling, in another bowl, combine cranberries, sugar, preserves and 2 tablespoons cake mix.
  2. In a third bowl, combine cream cheese, eggs, milk, pie spice and remaining cake mix; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Transfer batter to a greased 13x9-in. pan. Spoon cranberry filling over top to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with topping to edges of pan.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55-60 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 276 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.