Cranberry Christmas Cake

Cranberry Christmas Cake

This is a delicious cake that we have served at the First UU Senior Gathering luncheon in the past
Course Dessert
Keyword Cake, Cranberry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 15 pieces
Author Karen Keenan


  • 9x13 pan


  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ¾ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 12 oz Fresh Cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • With a mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5-7 minutes. The mixture should almost double in size. The eggs work as your leavening agent in this recipe, so do not skip this step! The mixture should form a ribbon when you lift the beaters out of the bowl.
  • Add the butter and vanilla; mix two more minutes.
  • Stir in the flour until just combined.
  • Add the cranberries and stir to mix throughout. (Do not use the beater for this step.)
  • Spread in a buttered 9x13 pan
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until very lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before cutting and serving.