Ellie's Cranberry Cake with Lemon Butter Sauce

Mary Louise Recipe

By Mary Louise BlueRibbonBaking

This is a very old recipe that belonged to my grandmother. Her name was also Mary Louise, but she went by the name Louise.

I am not sure where this recipe was, but about five years ago was the first time I tasted it. My mother made this when I went home to visit with my friend who was visiting from England. Needless to say my friend was crazy about this cake and so was I.

This cake has to be served with the lemon butter sauce or you can not fully enjoy it. It is easy to make and perfect to share with friends and a cup of coffee or tea.

Recipe Rating:
 15 Ratings
Cooking Method:

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a must serve for your holiday gatherings! The flavors are bold and delicious - perfect for everyday or special festivities.


1 c
3 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
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1 c
2 c
cake flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
2 c
cranberries, cut in half (fresh is best or frozen)
1/2 c
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1 c
brown sugar
1 pt
boiling water
2 Tbsp
juice of one lemon
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
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About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American