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Cranberry Cake Recipe

Cranberry Cake Recipe

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This delicious Cranberry Cake is perfect for holiday season get togethers! The tartness of the cranberries along with the buttery cake is perfect.

When your husband tells you that the cake you made is by far the best recipe you’ve ever made, I think it’s safe to say that recipe is a win! This Cranberry Cake is the perfect Christmas cake! And it’s so easy to make too.

While this cake is called a Christmas Cranberry Cake, don’t let the name fool you! Cranberries are plentiful October through December. It would be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table as well! 

After the thanksgiving holiday, cranberries become hard to find. So be sure to pick up a few bags and freeze them to make delicious recipes like this Christmas Cranberry Cake! I am a huge fan of all things cranberry and have been since I was a kid! 


Cranberry Bundt Cake

I personally love a good bundt cake. You will see them a lot on this site. This Cranberry Cake comes out just amazing in the bundt pan thanks to the crust that forms in the pan. The cranberries give this cake just enough sweetness and it has a delicious buttery texture. 

Cranberry Bundt Cake

One of the most stressful moments of any cake making endeavor is removing your cake from the pan. Let the cake cool for about 15 minutes in the pan on a cooling rack. Then turn the cake upside down onto the cooling rack and let the cake naturally fall out onto the rack. 

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 

I just know that you will enjoy this Cranberry Bundt Cake as much as we did and it will quickly become a holiday tradition in your home!

If you love cake like I do, you will have to try my favorite cake recipes!

Cranberry Bundt Cake


cranberry bundt cake

Cranberry Cake Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
This delicious Cranberry Cake is perfect for holiday season get togethers! The tartness of the cranberries along with the buttery cake is perfect.


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


  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.

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Mary Ellen Lattig

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

OMG, so yummy! Sometimes I drizzle a bit icing on it.

momma lew

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

OH! What kind of frosting do you use?


Tuesday 26th of November 2019

I made this today (my first bundt cake). It was very easy to make. My first bite was amazing, but on second bite i decided it was too sweet and needed more cranberries so I will adjust the sugar and cranberries next time. I do not like overly sweet or buttery things and I prefer lightly sweet and tart so it is probably just me. I suspect a crowd would really enjoy this. How did you get the sides of the cake so well sifted with sugar? Did you have to roll it on its side? (Tip for those wondering about prepping the pan: I melted shortening and smeared it on with a pastry brush very thoroughly and then threw in some flour, put press and seal over the pan and then shook it all over to make sure the flour adhered evenly. Then i dumped the excess flour in the sink. I waited 5min to cool and then tipped over the pan. It came out so easy).

momma lew

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

I use a sifter to dust with the powdered sugar and then it sprinkles it on perfectly.

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Thursday 3rd of October 2019

[…] that is so versatile! Besides enjoying the berries on my holiday plate, I love to enjoy them in cakes, cookies, salads and this cranberry fluff […]

Ashley Wildenhaus

Friday 21st of December 2018

Do you cut the cranberries or leave them whole? :)

momma lew

Wednesday 26th of December 2018

Leave them whole!


Thursday 20th of December 2018

This is the easiest and most DELICIOUS cake I have ever made. I made it twice last week for 2 different events and had rave reviews both times. I'm craving it just thinking about it.

momma lew

Friday 21st of December 2018

I LOVE hearing this! Thank you!