Cranberry Dessert Cake With Butter Sauce

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

A moist and flavorful fall dessert. The warm butter sauce really compliments the tart cranberries. I have purchased fresh cranberries in season and frozen for use later. The frozen cranberries work well in the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Greas and flour bottom only of 9x13 pan.
  3. Combine flour, 1 1/4 cups sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  4. Mix well.
  5. In medium bowl, beat sour cream, milk, oil, almond extract and eggs.
  6. Add sour cream mixture to flour mixture.
  7. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  8. Gently fold in cranberries.
  9. Spoon into prepared pan.
  10. Bake at 375F for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  11. BUTTER SAUCE: In small saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, butter and whipping cream.
  12. Bring to a boil.
  13. Simmer over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  14. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
  15. Serve warm sauce over cake.


Most Helpful

My new FAVORITE cake recipe. Recipe is excellent. Delicious. I can't wait to make it for my garden club.

lincoln_rose November 02, 2009

This was EXCELLENT. I served it at my family's pot luck dinner at Christmas and it worked perfectly. Super easy recipe to follow and definitely wowed the pants off everyone!

cupcakedemon August 15, 2009

Lovely! This is a moist cake filled with tart cranberries and topped off with a rich sauce - I also added in a few white chocolate chips. We all loved it. Thanks for posting!

pattikay in L.A. December 18, 2008

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