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Cranberry Pound Cake Recipe

Cranberry Pound Cake Recipe

Try this perfect cranberry pound cake recipe. It’s tart and sweet, with just the right consistency. It’s easy to make, even for beginners! This dessert is the perfect addition to the holiday season!

If you’re looking for a delicious and festive recipe full of holiday flavors, we’ve got just the thing: Cranberry Pound Cake!

Cranberry Pound Cake is so tasty and easy to make, it will be your new favorite to make for this time of year for Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

This classic dessert has a rich buttery texture, not too sweet, and the perfect amount of tartness of fresh cranberries. This recipe can be made ahead of time so it’s easy to enjoy during the holidays!

Cranberry Bundt Cake

Make the most of cranberries this fall by stocking up on them in October and November. Once Thanksgiving is over, you’ll have a difficult time finding any for yourself! So pick some bags up to freeze so that they’re ready when it’s time to make delicious recipes like this Cranberry Cake.

The bundt pan is the perfect bake-ware to create a beautiful and moist cake.

Take a look at the ingredients list below and let me know what you think in the comments section!

Cranberry Bundt Cake

How to Make a Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 12 oz cranberries

Instructions

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepared loaf pan or bundt pan.

Cream butter until it is light and fluffy with your electric mixer or stand mixer.

Whisk in remaining wet ingredients: eggs and vanilla.

Add in the dry ingredients and beat on low speed, moving to medium speed once the flour has been mostly incorporated.

Wash and dry cranberries. Fold in the cranberries.

Pour batter into a prepared pan give it a light tap on the counter to remove air bubbles.

Bake in a preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean from the center of the cake.

Cool on a wire rack and lightly dust with powdered sugar.

Tips to Removing Your Cranberry Pound Cake from the Bundt Pan

One of the most stressful moments in cake making is removing bundt cakes from the pan. 

Cover the inside of the bakeware with a generous layer of cake release or cooking spray prior to baking. Let it cool for about 15 minutes on a cooling rack after taking it out of the oven. Once you’ve done this, carefully turn over bottom side up so that gravity pulls down to remove easily without breaking apart or cracking.

Alternatives to this Delicious Cake

  • This delicious pound cake makes a great gift at Christmas time. Bake individual loaves in a 5-inch loaf pan.
  • Make your recipe into an orange cranberry pound cake by mixing in 2 tsp of orange zest or orange juice. The sweetness of orange pairs wonderfully with the cranberry flavors.
  • Drizzle this great recipe with a cream cheese frosting.
Can you freeze Cranberry Pound Cake? 

Yes. Let your pound cake cool to room temperature, then wrap in aluminum foil and put your cake into a freezer safe ziplock bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. 

Do I need to thaw frozen cranberries? 

No need to thaw your frozen cranberries.

If you love cranberries as much as I do, be sure to also check out some of these other delicious recipes using them! 

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins 
Cranberry Oat No Bake Bars 
Cranberry Upside Down Cake 

Cranberry Bundt Cake

If you make one of these festive pound cakes, take a photo and share it with us! We would love to see your holiday table spread come together. Let me know what you think of this particular recipe in the comments below or on our social media channels (@mommalewsblog). 

cranberry bundt cake

Cranberry Pound Cake Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Try this perfect cranberry pound cake recipe. It's tart and sweet, with just the right consistency. It's easy to make, even for beginners! This dessert is the perfect addition to the holiday season.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 oz cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and soften butter.
  2. Mix together sugar and eggs.
  3. Add vanilla and butter.
  4. Slowly beat in flour.
  5. Fold in cranberries.
  6. Pour into a prepared bundt pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let your cranberry cake cook and then lightly dust with powdered sugar.

Notes

Tips to Removing Your Cranberry Pound Cake from the Bundt Pan

One of the most stressful moments in cake making is removing bundt cakes from the pan. 

Cover the inside of the bakeware with a generous layer of cake release or cooking spray prior to baking. Let it cool for about 15 minutes on a cooling rack after taking it out of the oven. Once you've done this, carefully turn over bottom side up so that gravity pulls down to remove easily without breaking apart or cracking.

Alternatives to this Delicious Cake

This delicious pound cake makes a great gift at Christmas time. Bake individual loaves in a 5-inch loaf pan.

Make your recipe into an orange cranberry pound cake by mixing in 2 tsp of orange zest or orange juice. The sweetness of orange pairs wonderfully with the cranberry flavors.

Drizzle this great recipe with a cream cheese frosting.

Can you freeze Cranberry Pound Cake? 

Yes. Let your pound cake cool to room temperature, then wrap in aluminum foil and put your cake into a freezer safe ziplock bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. 

Do I need to thaw frozen cranberries? 

No need to thaw your frozen cranberries.

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