Cranberry Pound Cake with Cranberry Glaze

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Scrumptious pound cake dotted with fresh tart cranberries, and topped with a rich cranberry glaze. I love cranberries, and this is a unique and delightful way to utilize them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 350F with shelf in middle of oven.
  2. Butter and flour 3-quart bundt cake pan.
  3. In large bowl of electric mixer, cream butter; add sugar, a little at a time, until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk (begin and end with flour); fold in cranberries; spoon batter into prepared cake pan; smooth the top.
  5. Bake 1-1/4 hours or until tester comes out clean; cool on rack 10 minutes; turn out; allow to cool completely.
  6. Glaze: In heavy saucepan, over moderate heat, cook sugar and water; stir and wash down crystals on side of pan with brush dipped in water; add cranberries; bring to a boil; boil, undisturbed, until mixture reaches 250F;.
  7. strain through fine sieve, pressing hard on solids;.
  8. allow to cool slightly; brush on cake.


Most Helpful

I made this without the glaze and substituted condensed milk for buttermilk since I didn't have any. This came out wonderfully! My kids all love this and I could eat just this bread for dinner! Yum!

puppy_dog_rescue January 11, 2006

Wonderful cake but that sticky, sticky glaze:(. I had no problems with the cake and used some cranberries that I had frozen from last Thanksgiving. It was so easy to put together, baked wonderfully and smelled awesome. Now, the glaze was another story. I didn't know for how long it would boil and it ended up being 25-30 minutes. No problems brushing it on the cake but I sure am glad that I put a jellyroll pan lined with wax paper under the cooling rack! I expected that the glaze might harden or seep into the cake but no such luck. It was still a sticky, sticky mess when the cake was served about 5 hours later. If I make this cake again it will be without the glaze.

Ducky July 14, 2004

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