cranberry cake with warm butterscotch sauce

★★★★★ 1
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By Deb Justus
from The Villages, FL

I remember my mom making this cake when I was a little girl back in the 50's. There's very little sugar in the batter and the cranberries make it very, very tart. By itself you probably wouldn't care for it. But.... what gives this cake its deliciousness is the WARM butterscotch topping you ladle over the top. Don't skimp though, because the cake absorbs all that yummy, sticky sauce and the more you eat the more you'll want!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This cranberry cake will be spectacular on your holiday table this year. The cranberries give this cake a bit of tartness. But, the magic happens when you pour the delicious butterscotch sauce on top. It is buttery, sweet and oh so good. Definitely make sure not to scrimp on the sauce.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
serves 12 - 16
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry cake with warm butterscotch sauce

  • CAKE INGREDIENTS
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 2 c
    cranberries, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    whipping cream

How To Make cranberry cake with warm butterscotch sauce

  • 1
    Assemble the ingredients. NOTE: this cake does NOT have eggs in it.
  • 2
    Cream shortening and sugar. The texture will resemble small peas.
  • 3
    Add milk and vanilla.
  • 4
    Combine dry ingredients.
  • 5
    Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  • 6
    Add cranberries, mix well by hand.
  • 7
    Bake in a greased 9" x 13" cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. The top will be lightly brown. Cool.
  • 8
    Melt butter over low heat. Add the sugars and stir until combined.
  • 9
    Turn heat to low and VERY SLOWLY add the whipping cream. This must done at low heat or the sauce will separate.
  • 10
    Serve warm sauce over cake. YUM!

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