Ellie's Cranberry Cake with Lemon Butter Sauce

Mary Louise


This is a very old recipe that belonged to my grandmother. Her name was also Mary Louise, but she went by the name Louise.

I am not sure where this recipe was, but about five years ago was the first time I tasted it. My mother made this when I went home to visit with my friend who was visiting from England. Needless to say my friend was crazy about this cake and so was I.

This cake has to be served with the lemon butter sauce or you can not fully enjoy it. It is easy to make and perfect to share with friends and a cup of coffee or tea.

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This is a must serve for your holiday gatherings! The flavors are bold and delicious - perfect for everyday or special festivities. The Test Kitchen


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  • 1 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    cake flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • pinch
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    cranberries, cut in half (fresh is best or frozen)

  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 pt
    boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp
  • ·
    juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make Ellie's Cranberry Cake with Lemon Butter Sauce

About Ellie's Cranberry Cake with Lemon Butter Sauce

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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