Cranberry Orange Loaf

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 50 mins

A great loaf to make, I have made this recipe alot, and have used raisins, raspberries ( it's really good with the raspberries) and it sure make's your kitchen smell nice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate rind from orange, squeeze juice into liquid measure, add enough water to make 3/4 cup.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and orange rind; stir in cranberries.
  4. In small bowl, whisk together egg, butter and orange juice; stir into flour mixture just until blended.
  5. Spread in greased 9x5 Loaf pan.
  6. Bake in centre of 350F oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, turn out onto rack and let cool completely.
  8. (Make-ahead, store at room temperature for up to 2 days or over-wrap with heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.).


Most Helpful

Yes, the kitchen smells nice. Yes, it's a great loaf to make. It turned out perfect and tasted even better! I used dried cranberries and will try it with raisins next time. It probably would be nice with other fresh or dried fruit too. A very versatile recipe. Made only one little change from the directions. Did not grease my loaf pan but put in parchment paper instead. Easy to lift out the cake after baking and easy to peel off, just a personal (lazy) preference. This is very much a keeper. Thanks for posting.

Chef Dudo June 28, 2007

Very easy to make and yes the kitchen smells so very good. Very good recipe and I will try the other combinations you suggested I really liked the fact that its using staples and I didnt have to run out and buy anything. Thank you its a keeper.

bigbadbrenda June 21, 2007

I had to give it 5 stars because the local bakery sells this and I really wanted to have it home with little to no cost. I keep all the ingredients on hand except for the oranges, but those aren't expensive. I did make final changes to after it's baked. I poked random hole in it with a toothpick and brushed on a good quality orange juice until soaked in, and then made an orange glaze using some more oj and orange extract. Stir in with confectioner's sugar, and then pour on top to heart's desire. Not too sweet, but the glaze helped with that. If you're using dried cranberries like I did, soak them in hot water first to swell them up. So good.

moallen31 January 02, 2011

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