Cranberry Cake with Sweet Sauce

When the fall and winter comes, I do start to miss the flavorful fruit but I welcome the fall fruit and veggie with the open arms…and mouth! I love pumpkin recipes, as you could probably see by the amount of pumpkin posts I’ve made in the fall. I also love the cranberries. I love to bake with fresh cranberries because they add a little tang to the sweet baked goods! 
I was looking around for a new cranberry recipe and found one of Tastes of Home website. I actually found a couple recipes and made a hybrid of them all.  It turned out very good. The sauce really compliments the tangy cranberries. 

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups fresh cranberries (or frozen if you don’t have fresh)
grated orange zest

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 Preheat the oven to 350 and grease the 11×7 baking dish.
1. Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer for a couple of minutes.

2. Add the egg, beat until combined
3. Add the milk and cream and beat until combined.

4. Beat in the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt until all combined.

5. Fold in the cranberries and orange zest

6. Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

7. For the sauce: In a small sauce pot, combine the sauce ingredients. Cook on medium, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.

8.  Pour the sauce over the cake squares right before serving.


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  1. We love cranberries, sure hope some of this will be around by Monday! Look so good!

  2. That sounds good I’ll have to try….I’d love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party
    going on now-Sunday…have a great weekend!

  3. Mmmm… that looks like a moist sweet cake. Thanks for sharing. I hope you will have a chance to enter our Valentine contest at Bacon Time. It ends Feb. 5. Happy Sunday.

  4. This looks divine! By the way, I have a great cookbook giveaway going on right now if you would like to enter?

  5. Thanks so much for linking up this weekend @ CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party..Have a wonderful week!

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