Ellie's Cranberry Cake with Lemon Butter Sauce

Recipe Rating:
 15 Ratings
Cooking Method: Bake


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

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Mary Louise Recipe
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Marshfield, WI (pop. 19,118)
Member Since Jun 2011
Mary's notes for this recipe:
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.
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This is a must serve for your holiday gatherings! The flavors are bold and delicious - perfect for everyday or special festivities.


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user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Jul 21, 2011
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user Kathy Joppie KoffeeQueen - Jul 22, 2011
Yum! I love your recipes and your stories that go along with them.
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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Sep 22, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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