CHRISTMAS CRANBERRY LOAF CAKE

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Cranberry loaf cake is a favorite for Christmas with my family and is so pretty.

Cranberry Loaf Cake is wonderful for the Christmas holidays. I make this cranberry loaf cake often as it is good anytime of the year and you can substitute different fruits and berries. It keeps well for several days in a cool place. I just put it under a cake cover and it never lasts long at my house. We love this cranberry cake with our morning coffee and cranberries are so good for you. Dust with powdered sugar or add the glaze for a real treat to serve family and friends. This cranberry cake makes a great gift, too.  You might also like our recipe for easy Christmas divinity.

Cranberry Loaf Cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, softened

1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chopped fresh cranberries

1 cup chopped nuts, pecans or walnuts

Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. In a mixing bowl cream the butter, sugar and eggs with a mixer. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix along with milk, sour cream and vanilla extract. Fold in the chopped cranberries and nuts with a spoon. Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with cooking spray. Pour in batter and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes checking center at 1 hour since ovens will vary. Makes 1 loaf cake. Enjoy!

GLAZE:

1 cup powdered sugar
4 to 5 tablespoons milk
Whisk together and drizzle over cake.

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5 from 2 votes

Cranberry Loaf

Easy Cranberry Bread
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Cranberry Loaf
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped nuts pecans or walnuts

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. In a mixing bowl cream the butter, sugar and eggs with a mixer. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix along with milk, sour cream and vanilla extract.
  • Fold in the chopped cranberries and nuts with a spoon. Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with cooking spray. Pour in batter and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes checking center at 1 hour since ovens will vary.
  • Makes 1 loaf cake.

Glaze instructions

  • Whisk together and drizzle over cake.

 

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