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Cranberry Apple Cake Recipe
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Cranberry Apple Cake

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"A moist and delicious treat with a great mix of flavors. Perfect for those unused cranberries from Thanksgiving. You can use a variety of pans depending on what you have. Baking times will vary based on the pan. Two loaf pans take about an hour."

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch tube cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch fluted-tube pan (such as Bundt®).
  2. Whisk eggs, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a separate bowl; stir into egg mixture. This is a very thick mixture so use a solid spoon to mix together. Fold in apples, cranberries, and pecans until evenly incorporated. Pour batter in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
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Dec 04, 2013

I actually made a lot of modifications to this recipe because I was afraid it wouldn't be moist enough, sweet enough or spicy enough. So here's what I did: I used 3 eggs, 2 cups of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of regular sugar, 3/4 cup vegetable oil, 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda, and I added the following spices: 1/8 tsp. cloves, 1/2 tsp. ginger, 1/4 t. allspice and 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice. I baked it in a tube pan for only 50 minutes. I also used a mixer instead of only hand mixing. I added a brandy glaze made with sugar, butter, half and half and brandy and I sprinkled sugar crystals on it. It was moist and delicious. I took it to a gathering and everyone loved it. The photos above are mine so you can see what it looked like.

Jul 04, 2014

This was very moist, not too heavy, just lightly spiced, and very fruity. I followed the recipe as written except I cut the brown sugar to 1 1/2c and it was just sweet enough for my tastes, cause I like tartness. I used a handheld mixer to mix it all up. The batter might not seem like it will cover all the fruit, but it bakes up beautifully. I cooled it for 15 minutes in the pan on a rack, then turned it out to finish cooling. You could easily substitute other fruit or use all one type of fruit. Would easily accept other spice combinations as well. I might try pears and ginger next time.

Oct 24, 2014

I love this cake. I followed the directions just the way it was written and it was a big hit.Very moist and yummy!!

Apr 07, 2015

Cake is a bit to dry add a little milk and a extra egg that makes all the difference

Jan 05, 2015

Absolutely delicious! The only changes I made were because I didn't have apples, I doubled the cranberries and used almonds instead of pecans. Moist, delicious and a huge hit!

Dec 26, 2014

I was afraid this would end up dry, but it's great! I followed the exact recipe and it's delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.4 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 317 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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