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Cranberry Orange Cake. A moist orange zest cake with fresh cranberries with a sweet cream cheese orange frosting. A sweet yet tart holiday cake. www.modernhoney.com #cranberry #cranberrycake #cranberryorange #cranberryorangecake

Cranberry Orange Cake

Cranberry Orange Cake. A moist orange zest cake with fresh cranberries with a sweet cream cheese orange frosting. A sweet yet tart holiday cake. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry orange cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 16
Author Modern Honey - www.modernhoney.com

Ingredients

Cranberry Orange Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Oil (such as canola oil)
  • 1 cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Sour Cream (preferably full-fat)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Orange Zest
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Cranberries (cut in half)

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup Butter (softened)
  • (1) 8-ounce pkg. Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Orange Juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In another mixing bowl, cream oil, orange juice, eggs, sour cream, and orange zest until completely mixed.

  3. Fold in dry ingredients, mixing only until combined. Cut cranberries and toss in a bowl of flour (this helps to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the cake). Fold in cranberries. Pour into greased (3) 8-inch or (2) 9-inch cake pans.

  4. Bake for 19-22 minutes, depending on the size of pan used. To test if the cakes are done, insert a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cakes are done. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape down sides of the bowl halfway through mixing. Stir in powdered sugar, orange zest, and orange juice.

  2. Once cakes are cooled, frost with orange cream cheese frosting.