Orange Cranberry Cake Recipe

Sweeten up the holiday season with this delectable recipe for orange cranberry cake. Perfect for enjoying with a hot cup of tea, this dessert simply needs some cranberry garnishes and a light sprinkling of powdered sugar.


Orange Cranberry Cake

2¼ cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups dried cranberries
Grated rind of 2 oranges
1 cup buttermilk
¾ cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup orange juice
1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F, and prepare a tube pan.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Stir in cranberries and grated orange rind.

Stir in eggs, oil, and buttermilk. Mix well.

Pour mixture in pan, and bake for 1 hour until cake tests done.

Remove pan from oven.

Mix together the orange juice and powdered sugar.*

Poke holes in the top of the cake with a fork, and pour the orange juice mixture over the cake until it is absorbed.

*Baker’s Tip: Put orange juice and powdered sugar in a jar or air tight container. Close and shake well to mix.

Comments (6)


Will really love to make this cake soon. Am a starter and am so loving this site. Hope u will help me grow in this my baking journey. Thanks u r doing a great job


Just made this cake, in a "jelly roll" type pan. Did cutouts with my larger Christmas bell cookie cutter. Will highlight top of bell with cream cheese icing sprinkled with gold sanding sugar, pipe zigzag line across lower area of bell (maybe colored with the same gold sugar)l, and then put a half of a dried cranberry on the bell clapper (probably with small dot of icing to adhere). Taking to an office Christmas party tonight. I only baked the cake for 20 minutes at 350, and it turned out perfect. The taste is unimaginable!!! I LOVE this recipe!! Thanks to whoever came up with it. It will now become a Christmas "must have" at my house each year!!!


Can this cake be frozen? It looks awesome and I have buttermilk in the fridge but it's only two of us and I would like to make it before the buttermilk goes bad.

Thanks, Sandi


I am sure that this cake will be a Christmas special in my family. I would love to have the cake pan too. Where can I buy this cake pan?