Recipe by Dave Loucks
"This is a wonderful moist and full bodied cake. The frosting is creamy and very colorful."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
white cake mix
1 (8 ounce) package
1 (8 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 1/4 cups
1 (16 ounce) can
whole cranberry sauce
This was super easy. I could not find cranberry applesauce in the store so I mixed canned cranberries with applesauce. I am sure the use of the applesauce instead of oil makes the cake slightly lower in fat. I anticipated the frosting being overly soft...but it wasn't. I used it to frost the entire cake....and it held up fine. I used the jellied cranberry sauce for the frosting not the kind with the whole berries....maybe this made the difference.
This recipe was easy, but the presentation was a huge disappointment. The frosting was much too soft to support the cake and went all over the place.
Excellent recipe! Everyone loved it-I decided to use 1/2 whole cranberry sauce and 1/2 jellied and I had no problems at all with the consistency of the frosting..It was so good in fact we used the leftover frosting on some other things.
I used a regular yellow cake mix and followed the directions on the box. I used a 9x13 pan. I also added another 8oz box of cream cheese. I did not increase the sugar. The frosting was nice and firm and would work great for a layered cake. I got rave reviews. It makes a lot of frosting, so I cut up apples and served them around a bowl of the extra frosting. My cake wasn't as calorie friendly as this one, but it was very good!
Water ingredient edited by the allrecipes staff on 1/14/2008.
Really loved this cake, as did the rest of my family. I added 1/2 cup of Craisins to the batter because I wanted more cranberry flavor and it turned out great. The frosting is very soft but all I did was leave the cake in the fridge until I was ready to serve and the icing firmed up just fine.
Recipe is incomplete, no mention of water until directions. Frosting is soup, not "creamy or soft"
I made this cake for an office birthday everyone LOVED it!! it was so moist adn full of flavor. I am deff. going to make it again!! Oh I added 1 cup of water that little detail was left of the how much part of the ingred.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 383
** Calories from Fat: 143
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