Carol's Cranberry Christmas Cake

6
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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Carol's Cranberry Christmas Cake

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!

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About Carol's Cranberry Christmas Cake

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




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