Cranberry Christmas Cake with Butter Sauce is a soft vanilla cake filled with fresh cranberries served with a warm buttery sauce. It’s easy to make & perfect for the holidays.
It was a classic old fashioned cranberry christmas cake that was buttery-y and studded with fresh cranberries. The cake recipe had no leavening and required you to beat the eggs for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
I loved the fresh cranberries but decided to adapt the cake using my favorite vanilla sheet cake recipe instead.
Cranberry Christmas Cake with Butter Sauce
This cranberry christmas cake recipe comes together fairly quickly using just one bowl and an electric hand mixer.
First, you’ll add the regular dry ingredients like flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Then you’ll add the eggs, melted butter, milk and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Finally, you fold in the cranberries and transfer the batter to large cake. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until the a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
This bakes up into a soft and tender cake that will make your house smell amazing.
And instead of frosting, each slice gets drizzled with a deliciously rich, warm buttery sauce made with just 4 ingredients.
This Cranberry Christmas Cake would make a wonderful dessert for just about any occasion. It’s wonderfully soft and not too heavy or sweet.
What I love is how simple and impressive this cake is. It’s always a hit at holiday parties and the bright cranberries add the perfect festive touch for any new year celebrations.
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