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Cranberry Cake with Caramel Sauce Recipe ~ Moist vanilla cake filled with cranberries and covered in a warm caramel sauce! An elegant holiday dessert that is super easy!
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Cranberry Cake with Caramel Sauce

Cranberry Cake with Caramel Sauce Recipe ~ Moist vanilla cake filled with cranberries and covered in a warm caramel sauce! An elegant holiday dessert that is super easy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries I used frozen

Caramel sauce

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup milk or heavy cream I used milk, the original used heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9” square pan.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until crumbly. Add in egg and milk and beat until combined.
  • Add in flour, salt, and baking powder and beat until just combined. Stir in cranberries.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • While cake is baking, prepare caramel sauce. In a small pot, melt butter. Add brown sugar and milk or cream and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook over a low boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve warm over warm cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.2mg