Cranberry Christmas Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This has been in our family for years;(My mom is 57 and she has had it since she was little.) I actually can’t remember a Thanksgiving or Christmas without this cake. We aren’t sure where this recipe came from, but it is loved by all. We have always called it our family secret. The butter sauce could be used for many other things and you could substitute the cranberries with other fruit. But, it is so good just like it is. The funny thing is, the Butter Sauce looks like gravy and every year somone ends up putting it on there mashed potatoes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients.
  3. Add milk and melted butter, stir, this will be lumpy and thick.
  4. Mix in Cranberries.
  5. Pour in greased 8x8 pan.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  7. Double this recipe and use a 9x13 pan.
  8. Serve with Butter Sauce.
  9. Bring 1 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup whipping cream and 1/2 cup butter to a boil in a sauce pan.
  10. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring continuously.


Most Helpful

This recipe makes for a very nice winter holiday cake, & I'm sure I'll be making it several more times before the year is over! Easy to make & very tasty with the butter sauce! [Tagged, made & reviewed as part of my theme, It's CRANBERRY Time! in the current My 3 Chefs event]

Sydney Mike November 02, 2009

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