Cranberry Orange Cake

A good picture cake is a thing of beauty, and it took me quite a few years to get mine just where I wanted them. They need to be slightly tangy, slightly sweet, not too much of either!

By Vickypee  I  Updated on April 24, 2024

Jump To RecipeCranberry Orange Loaf Cake

And I try to nail the idea loaf cake that’s perfectly firm. Well, it may consider it done. I put in cane sugar it also has a slightly large grain, darker. The result? Cranberry Orange loaf cake perfection! Which makes the loaf cake extra tender and moist, while giving it’s just the right amount of tang. And you can make loaf cake at home every day of the week for breakfast and snack preferably with coffee.

Enjoy baking up something special and sweet, like this lovely loaf cake filled with cranberries and oranges. The tangy flavor makes this a refreshing treat on warm days.

And the festive loaf cake is the delight attraction for gift, as well as perfect everyday goodies, whether you are looking for a friendly way to welcome a new neighbor or a surprise treat to someone and sure to please. Or packed them with ribbon for a delicious gift from the kitchen.

Ingredients in cake, butter and sugar serve functions to create the prefect bake.

Our Kitchen Notes For Ingredients

The ingredients in a cake each serve specific functions to create the perfect bake. The key to know your ingredients. The rest is bake it. Before you start baking, take all your ingredients out of the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature for about an hour. This is specifically and requirement for the cake batter.

Creamy Process ingredients

Butter: Adds flavor and help to tenderize to the cake, reduce gluten formations, which makes the cake fluffier, as well as structure and lightness during the creaming process.

Sugar: Apart from sweetening, and created air pocket, play a role in the creaming of the butter. I recommend for this recipe, using plan sugar and result in keep structure cake itself.

Vanilla: Use to bring intense vanilla flavor to a recipe.

Lemon Juice: Give tangy balance and delightful fresh.

Eggs: 3 eggs bind the cake together and also add richness and moisture to the cake. Before adding eggs in a recipe, crack them into a separate bowl to ensure no eggshells get into your finished cake.

Flour provides the structure of the cake.

Dry Ingredients Combine With Flour

Flour: Provides the structure of the cake. Wheat flour is common. I suggest all-purpose flour for this recipe. You can be substituted with plain flour.

Baking soda/power: To give rise of the cake by producing carbon dioxide when activated. Baking powder is double-acting, releasing gas when it becomes wet and gas when exposed to heat. Baking soda is an alkali and is used when acid ingredients are included in recipes. Baking soda and powder are not interchangeable, or substitute one for the other.

Salt: Enhances flavor.

Variations: This recipe uses dried cranberries and candies orange slices. You can be substituted with fresh blueberries, or Raspberries.

* Find the complete recipe with measurement below.

Fold in the flour and dried fruits.

Cream Butter and Sugar

Beat the butter with sugar until crumbly texture, gradually whisk in the eggs one at a time. Beat in lemon juice, vanilla. Fold in the flour, fold in dried fruits.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.


Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until golden-brown, and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Cranberry Orange Cake Slices


Cranberry Orange Cake 


  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup moist dried cranberries
  • ½ cup candies orange slices
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 ˚F. Coat a 9x5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon juice, vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture, beating after each addition just until combined. Fold in dried cranberries.
  4. Pour in to prepare pan top with a few pieces of candied orange. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Note: To make candied orange slices, bring ¾ cup sugar and ¾ cup water to a boil; stir until sugar is dissolved about 3 minutes. Add the thinly sliced orange (look for Navel Oranges) and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool orange slices completely on a wire rack.

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