Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

The secret here is a the cardamon and it definitely makes this recipe. This is one of my favorite quick breads to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl mix together sugar, melted butter, hot water, eggs, and orange juice.
  2. In a separate bowl mix togehter flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cardamon, and cranberries.
  3. Gradually incorporate wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Pour into two greased and floured loaf pans.
  4. Bake at 350 for 55 minutes.
  5. Mix remaining sugar and juice; pour over baked loaves and bake 10 minutes more.


Most Helpful

I went to Sweden this year and fell in love with breads using cardamom. I used whole wheat flour and subbed out 1/2 of the sugar for Splenda. Cooked for full amt of time. Not sure that my glaze served any purpose, as the bread was nice and crunchy before it's addition. Tossed in a handful of chopped walnuts which worked well. Will definitely make this again and will add some orange peel to try to get a little more orange flavor.

JanuaryBride November 14, 2008

this is very good and baked out lovely! I used warm water not hot and used freshly-squeezed orange juice which too this to another level, I used frozen chopped cranberries as that is all I had, I love the addition of the cardamom, I will make this again soon, thank you for sharing Heidi!

Kittencal@recipezazz February 10, 2009

This has a nice texture but what really made this stand out for me is the cardamom! I love it (must be my Scandinavian roots). I had never used it with cranberries before, but it sure tasted great! I only made a half recipe, and used 1/2 Splenda- 1/2 sugar, and cut baking time by about 10 minutes, as per Splenda web site instructions. Liked the orange "glaze" to finish this off. Gave the outside a nice "crunch". This is a keeper!

Outta Here October 21, 2008

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