Cranberry Pudding Cake

"I loved this with low fat vanilla ice cream! I also think it is lower cal/fat than some other cranberry desserts -- and the cal count can probably be lowered with some minor changes. The original recipe calls for yellow cornmeal, but I used white cornmeal and vanilla - I used black walnut flavoring -- yummy! Recipe source: Bon Appetit (January 2008)"
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a saucepan combine first 4 ingredients (cranberries - orange peel) and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until cranberries pop. Reduce heat and simmer for one minute. Remove from heat.
  • In a bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • In another bowl whisk together egg and sugar.
  • Whisk in the milk, melted butter and flavoring (see note above)into the egg/sugar mixture.
  • Pour cranberry mixture into an 8x8" pan. Pour batter over cranberries.
  • Bake cake for 30 minutes or until cake is golden and cranberries are bubbling at the edges.
  • Cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Best served warm with ice cream, but I also liked it cold.

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  1. BarbryT
    I love the slight crunch the cornmeal adds. Mine didn't really come out with a pudding was more like a sweet cornbread on top of sweetened cranberries. The cream didn't seem to separate out to form a pudding layer. Nevertheless it was delicious and I'm glad I made it!
  2. dead_duck35
    Awesome! And easy! Was gobbled up by my boyfriend's kids, and they are the pickiest eaters! I couldn't find black walnut flavoring so I used Hazelnut...I'm assuming any nutty flavor would work. Thanks!
  3. Kittencalrecipezazz
    This is wonderful, I use frozen cranberries as that is all I only had a small amount of maple syrup so added in pancake syrup to make 1 cup which seemed to work well, thanks for sharing hon!


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