Carol's Cranberry Christmas Cake

Carol Junkins

By
@CarolAJ

Well found this easy recipe and made it my own ~ Great recipe for a Christmas treat, makes a 13x9" pan, perfect. Cut the pieces small ~ enough for all ~

Mine was done at exactly 40 minutes ~ Electric stove


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Serves:

13x9" pan

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3
eggs
2 c
sugar
3/4 c
butter, softened
1 tsp
almond extract
2 c
all purpose flour
12 oz
fresh cranberries

I ADDED FINELY CHOPPED ALMONDS ~ ABOUT 1/2 TO 1 CUP TO TASTE

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13"x9" pan.
2
With a mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5-7 minutes.
3
The mixture should almost double in size. The eggs work as your leavening agent in this recipe, SO DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP.
4
This mixture should form a ribbon when you lift the beaters out of the bowl. Add the butter, vanilla; mix two more minutes.
5
Stir in the flour until just combined. Add the cranberries and chopped almonds and stir to mix throughout.
6
Spread in a buttered 13"x9" pan.
Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until very lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean. (I baked mine 40 minutes.)
7
Let cool completely before cutting into small slices. I cut mine into fairly small pieces, about 1"x2", so that they could be easily eaten at a party or Holiday get-together . Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy