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Christmas Cranberry cake recipe
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5 from 5 votes


Christmas Cranberry Cake topped with a sweet butter sauce is perfect for Christmas or any occasion! Easy homemade cranberry cake recipe uses fresh cranberries for a delicate, flavorful dessert. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cranberry Cake
Servings: 16
Calories: 455kcal


  • 6 TBSP butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 2 TBSP baking powder
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3.5 cups fresh cranberries or frozen, not thawed.

Butter sauce

  • 1/2 cup salted butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour bundt pan, then set aside.
  •  Cream butter and sugar. Add milk. Mix in dry ingredients. Fold in berries.
  • Pour into your greased pan (it is thick!).
  • Bake in bundt pan at 350°F for 20 minutes. Decrease heat to 325 °F and continue baking 40 additional minutes. Insert a toothpick in center of cake to check for doneness.
  • For butter sauce, heat ingredients slowly in a small saucepan. Bring just to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool slightly. Serve the sauce warm over the cake. 


Note: Cranberries do make this cake tart & tangy, so the sauce is a must-must for balance.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 619IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 2mg