World's Best Cranberry Christmas Cake

Sharon Whitley


Despite it's name, this is a great treat for Thanksgiving as well.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
45 Min


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  • 3
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 12 oz
    fresh cranberries

How to Make World's Best Cranberry Christmas Cake


  1. Butter 9 x 13 cake pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350.

    With a mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5-7 minutes.. The mixture should almost double in size. The eggs work as your leavening agent in this recipe, so do not skip this step.

    This mixture should form a ribbon when you lift the beaters out of the bowl.
  2. Add the butter and vanilla; mix two more minutes.

    Stir in the flour until just combined. Add the cranberries and stir to mix throughout.
  3. Spread in pan Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until ver lightly browned and a tooth pick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean. (I baked mine 44 minutes.)

    Let cool completely and cut into slices. Small squares (1"-2") make this easy to eat at a party.

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About World's Best Cranberry Christmas Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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