Delicious Fresh Cranberry Cake Recipe

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Delicious Fresh Cranberry Cake Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on June 14, 2024

This fresh cranberry cake is a delightful dessert that combines the tartness of fresh cranberries with the sweetness of a moist cake. Perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering, this cake is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


  • 3 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, until well combined.
  6. Fold in the fresh cranberries gently, being careful not to overmix.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it out evenly.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America.
  • Cranberries are known for their tart flavor and are often used in sauces and baked goods.