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Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread Loaf and a jar of cranberries
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4.48 from 136 votes

Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread Recipe

This sweet cream cheese bread compliments the tart cranberries it's loading with resulting in an amazing Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread! If you are looking for a new quick bread recipe that is perfect for the fall and Thanksgiving you have found it. It's so amazingly soft and tender, plus quick and easy to make. I love a big slice with butter and a mug of coffee or for a quick snack in the afternoon!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 c. butter softened
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 c. cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In another bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly mix into wet batter until combined. Fold in cranberries and nuts.
  • One or two greased 9 in. x 5 in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes if using two loaf pans. If using one loaf pan bake for about 90 minutes. You can also use 4 mini loaf pans for 40 minutes.



There are many comments about this not baking through etc. I have retested the recipe and it will bake through in one 9x5 loaf pan, but you can also use two if you'd like. Adjust baking time to about 50-60 minutes. It also works great in four mini loaf pans!


Calories: 381kcal