Cranberry Cake Recipes

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The tart flavor of cranberries is a great addition when making a cake, for the holidays or anytime. This page contains cranberry cake recipes.


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This is a frozen cake dessert that has Cool Whip, cranberries, angel food cake, and cream cheese. This recipe is like frozen cakes you buy at the store, only better.


  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar or splenda
  • Pinch pinch salt
  • 1 16 ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup whipping cream or Cool Whip
  • 6 Slices 1/2 inch thick angel food cake


  1. Set aside 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan lined with heavy duty aluminum foil.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar and salt.
  3. Beat in cranberry sauce.
  4. Fold in whipped cream.
  5. Spread 1/3 of this mixture in prepared foil covered pan.
  6. Top with three cake slices trimmed to fit pan.
  7. Repeat layers.
  8. Top with remaining cranberry mixture.
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  10. Cover and freeze. Take out 15 minutes before serving.
  11. Use foil to remove loaf from pan. Then discard foil.
  12. Cut into 8 slices.
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  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups uncooked whole cranberries
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • remainder of evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


Cream butter, sugar, and water mixed with evaporated milk. Add flour, salt, baking soda, and cranberries. Pour into 2 greased pie pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Sauce: Bring ingredients to a boil and serve over hot cake. (Can be reheated.)

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 13, 2005
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
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  • 8 oz. whole cranberry sauce



  • 1 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. warm water
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and almond extract and beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add dry mixture to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Spread 1/2 of batter into well-greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Spread cranberry sauce over batter. Top with remaining batter. Bake 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Drizzle topping over cooled cake.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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April 26, 2005

1 box butter cake mix

(prepared as directed on box) to which is added:

1 cup chopped cranberries
Grated rinds of 2 oranges
1 cup nut meats


After baking, pour over the hot cake a mixture of juice from 2 oranges and 1/2 cup sugar. Top with whipped cream

By Robin

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April 18, 2011

This is such a festive cake for either Thanksgiving or Christmas and so moist. My son who does not care much for cranberries, likes this cake.


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • whipped cream, optional


In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5 minutes. Add butter and extract; beat 2 minutes. Stir in flour just until combined. Stir in cranberries and pecans. Spread in a greased 13x9x2 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream if desired


Servings: 16-20
Time:15 Minutes Preparation Time
45-50 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Taste of Home cookbook

By Elaine


Cranberry Cake

I am not much of a baker but I am going to give this recipe a try! I love the idea of pecans stirred in with the cranberries! (11/06/2009)

By Deeli

Cranberry Cake

I made this and its delicious! Everyone ate it all in less than 2 minutes. I thought I did something wrong as it came out more like a scone than a fluffy cake, but whatever I did it really worked! I also was out of pecans so I used walnuts which worked fine too. YUM! Thanks for the recipe! (11/24/2009)


Cranberry Cake

av8rs, you are exactly right. It is more like a scone but it is good, isn't it? Deeli, you will love it! (11/24/2009)

By Elaine

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