I made this Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2011. I looked at the photo online, and I said boy this looks good. Well I tried it out, and it came out absolutely perfect. I love recipes that you can follow to the letter and they come out perfect and this is one of them. Fresh cranberries are the best, just do a coarse, fine chop.
Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan, or spray with baking spray with flour. ( I use Baker's Joy baking spray.)
In large bowl, beat cake mix, pudding mix, water, softened butter, orange peel and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Fold in cranberries. Spread in pan.
Bake 57 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.