Cranberry Christmas Cake
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The absolute best Holiday Dessert! Your family will rave about this Cranberry Christmas Cake. A new dessert tradition for sure!
Recipe type: Holiday Dessert
Serves: 16-20
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  1. Grease or spray a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat the eggs and sugar for 5-7 minutes until thick and foamy. The batter will fold down slower off the beaters when consistency has been reached.
  4. Add butter and vanilla. Mix for 2 minutes.
  5. By hand, mix the flour 1 cup at a time until just combined. Don't overmix.
  6. Stir in the cranberries until just combined.
  7. Spread batter into prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The top of the cake should be a nice light-brown color.
  9. Let cool completely before serving.
  10. Enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at