This Orange Cranberry Cake Recipe is so yummy – perfect for Brunch or a Potluck! The fresh orange juice and zest give it a light fragrant taste, and the dried cranberries add just the right amount of tartness. The cake is moist and soft, but also has a dense texture like a pound cake.
Bundt cakes are always so generous and this one is no exception! You can easily serve 8 people with this amazing cake.
This recipe is often called Orange Cranberry Pound Cake and it’s one of my Grandma’s old fashioned cake recipes. I think today the term ‘vintage’ is used, but to me it’s old fashioned goodness. 🙂
This post was originally published January 30, 2017 and updated December 28, 2020.
You will need: flour, sugar, dried cranberries, fresh oranges, eggs, sour milk, baking powder, salt, baking soda, powdered sugar, unsalted butter, heavy cream.
ORANGE CRANBERRY CAKE RECIPE
This orange cranberry bundt cake recipe comes right out of the family vault circa 1960.
I’ve recently discovered an old ledger that was in storage and inside are the most amazing recipes, most handwritten by my beloved Grandma, and also lots of magazine and newspaper clippings. I’m having so much fun going through them.
This Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe jumped right off the page, so I decided to give it a whirl.
I’m making this cake on a very cold winter day, but it’s so light and delicious you could serve any old time at all.
The flavours that come out of this Cranberry Orange Cake are just amazing. Fresh orange, tangy cranberry and the cake has this rich, moist almost pound cake like texture.
TIPS TO MAKE A PERFECT ORANGE CRANBERRY CAKE
- Choose fresh sweet oranges and make lots of zest
- You can use either fresh or dried cranberries depending upon where you live
- Please follow the instructions exactly
- This time and temperature are perfect for my oven, but always choose the lowest temperature stated
- Let the cake cool completely before adding that sweet orange cranberry glaze!
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I’m baking more cakes and other delectable desserts these days, since my hubby gave me a ✅ Kitchen Aid Pro Mixer for Christmas! Boy oh boy, I don’t know how I managed before. I keep my Kitchen Aid Pro Mixer on a cart, and just wheel it over to the counter whenever I want to use it. Cool huh?
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ORANGE CRANBERRY BUNDT CAKE RECIPE
This bundt cake is so rich and dreamy, you will get asked for seconds. And why not, with such a generous cake! I wonder if it would make amazing muffins too? I might try that the next time. Your biggest decision will be whether or not to dress your bundt cake with the Orange Cranberry Glaze or dust with powdered sugar.
I went with the Orange Cranberry Glaze and sprinkled lots of Orange Zest on top. You can enjoy this tonight with a cup of herb tea, and there will be lots to package up for some gifts for the kids.
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