Susan's Cranberry Cake

See the beautiful light in the picture? I took it after 7pm! I love these longer days. This is a delicious, simple, quick cake. Just my style. The recipe was given to me by a friend (hi, CL!) and it's her friend's recipe. And it is soooo good. It's also a great way to use up those cranberries sitting in your freezer. P and I (and Adam, too) had a hankering for something sweet last night, so P helped me put it together.
I'm eating a piece with a cup of tea as I sit in a quiet house while T sleeps. Must type quickly.

Susan's Cranberry Cake
(Try not to drink the sauce. It's amazing.)

1 egg
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk (I used skim; certainly not because I was trying to make this healthy. Wait until you see the sauce!)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups cranberries (I tossed them right in, frozen)

Preheat oven to 325. Cream sugar and butter. Mix in egg. Add milk and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add to liquid. Fold in cranberries, and spread batter in greased 9x9 baking dish. Bake for 1 hour, until cake tester comes out clean. (It took mine about 1 hr 15; I think I might try baking it at 350 next time.)

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream

Bring to a boil and serve warm over cake.

Enjoy your weekend!

*Edited to add: Sorry again if this appeared several times in your feed. Anyone have tips for blogging and resizing images using the iPad? And Photogene? I haven't spent a long time trying to figure it out yet, and my success (or lack thereof) reflects it. I end up just coming back to the laptop to do the pictures my usual way. Any tips would be great!


  1. That looks fabulous!

    I have a similar recipe that I got hooked on in the fall....I'm not sure how it is really a pie at all, it's more of a cake....but either way, it's good!


  2. Now I have to buy some cranberries so I can try this!

  3. How much sugar in the cake? I am trying to make it right now...yikes!

  4. Ack! Sorry, Alli! It's 1 cup. Must fix that immediately.

  5. I tried with 3/4 cup and it was still AMAZING!

  6. So glad it worked out, Alli, and thanks for pointing that out. :) Aren't those juicy little tart pops of cranberry delicious? Mmmmm.


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