Cranberry Nut Cake Recipe

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This Cranberry Nut Cake Recipe is so dense and moist and delicious and chalk full of texture, I’m hoping you’ll fall as much in love with it as I have!

Cranberry Cake Recipe

My friend Juliet made this cake for me 2 years ago, and was selling them as individual gift ideas, paired with a jar of caramel sauce, as teacher gift ideas for Christmas. I bought one for each of my kids teachers, and they raved about this delicious cake, too. She first told me it was “just a fruitcake” to which I thought back to days of yore when Grandma’s all over the world made fruitcakes for their friends at Christmas time. I was going to call this “Not your Grandma’s fruitcake” but instead kept it simple.

Anyway, back to the cake. I was so curious about the delicious contents of this cake, I didn’t even know it was fresh cranberries inside. I could tell it was different, and sweet, but was WAS that fruit inside?  Fresh Cranberries??? I had no idea! I thought people only used craisins for their cranberry-like needs. You mean, you just throw in the whole cranberry? Those hard fruit-like shapes that seem to only come out in the first few weeks of November?  When they bake, they turn into this amazing-ness?!? I couldn’t believe it!

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Juliet is quite the amazing chef. I’ll taste something I’ve had elsewhere, and save a sample of it to give to her to ask her how to make it. She’s amazing like that. She has a catering company, and makes the most delicious cakes and pies and pastries and food in general. She also had a stint on Master Chef on TV. I got to hear all the juicy stores about how reality shows are REALLY run. Anyway…I’m excited to share that along with this fabulous Cranberry Nut Cake recipe of hers that I’m sharing today, to announce her brand new line of gourmet organic caramel sauce, Something Caramel Co.  The caramel is to.die.for. DELICIOUS!!! And I’m not just saying that….I spoon fed myself out of the jar when I finished this shoot.

Gourmet Caramel Sauce

I had fun taking these pictures, I mean, who doesn’t love a picture of caramel sauce dripping down the side of a jar!  YUM! You can almost jump right through the screen to slurp it up!

Something Caramel Co. is Handmade caramel sauces in four delicious flavors – Original, Sea Salt, Coffee, and Pumpkin Spice. 8 ounces of creamy caramel for ice cream, cakes, pies, coffee, and more. Use your imagination!

So do you want to order some caramel sauce for your holiday gifts???

She just started her ETSY shop, click here: Something Caramel Co.

Back to the Cranberry Nut Cake Recipe, here you go! (Juliet uses all organic ingredients, but I didn’t, just the regular stuff!)

3 from 2 votes
Cranberry Nut Cake Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Moist and delicious and dense cake recipe filled with cranberries and pecans.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Kristen Duke
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Organic Sugar
  • 1 cup Organic Unbleached Flour
  • 2 cups Organic Fresh or Frozen Cranberries – do not thaw
  • 1/2 cup Organic Pecan Pieces
  • 1/2 cup Organic Butter melted
  • 2 Organic Cage free Eggs - beaten in advance
  • 1 teaspoon Organic Vanilla Bean Powder
Instructions
  1. ) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 inch pie pan.
  2. ) Combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Stir in the cranberries and pecans, and toss to coat.
  3. ) Stir in the butter, beaten eggs, and vanilla powder.
  4. ) Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. ) Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. ) Allow cake to cool
  7. ) Add caramel sauce and Enjoy!

Cranberry Nut Cake Recipe with Caramel Sauce

I’d love you to help my friend get started in this venture. I’ve heard that she’s doing some giveaways all week on Instagram or Facebook, so make sure you are following!!

3 Marie’s: Buy Caramel, Pumpkin Spice, or Strawberry sauce

Something Caramel Co. on Facebook

 

Help me spread the word about my friends fabulous new company!

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Here is a list of delicious cranberry recipes if you want more!

21 delightful cranberry recipes for the holiday season. Cranberries are perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas meals!

 

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  1. I tried this bread at Kristen’s house, and it was so good I literally scraped the sides of the bread pan to finish it off! (I had her permission.) I can only imagine how good it would be covered in caramel. I think everything should be covered in caramel!

    Kristen– the teacher gift idea is perfect! I am off to order now so I don’t have to think about gifts for 5 teachers anymore. Now the only dilemma is how many bottles for me, hmmm. . .

    • Kristen Duke says:

      My fabulous sister in law! I about fell off my chair when I saw you commented on the ole bloggy blog! Yes, you did lick the pan, I told my friend Juliet that you wanted to make this while we were slaving over Thanksgiving pies, and I had to tell you no, focusing on Turkey day dinner! You would bath in this caramel! You will need a few for yourself, for sure!

  2. Kristen, FYI the etsy link isn’t working for me, and you know I don’t believe in instagram or facebook.

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thanks for letting me know, I didn’t check all the links after posting, but it’s working now. I just included her email above, but here it is EASY for you! somethingcaramelco@gmail.com I wouldn’t want you to go and open an Instagram account or anything!

      • . . .or have to figure out my facebook password. Now that would be really traumatic. BTW did you know that you have to SIGN INTO etsy before buying. It’s going to take a couple more deep breaths before the final purchase. They really should have a warning for weirdos like me: “We are going to entice you with our amazing stuff, but you have to give us your soul in addition to your money!”

  3. Marissa King says:

    This sounds amazing!! Would love to try Something Caramel!!!

  4. Mackenzie Welker says:

    I’d love to try the Original at least! 🙂 of course the sea salt and pumpkin spice sound fun too.

  5. Yumm!! This looks amazing. Beautiful photos!

  6. I would love to try the sea salt caramel, but it was hard to decide and would actually like to try them all!

  7. So much delicious,creamy and Fantastic cake. Made this for Thanksgiving.Very impressive looking and picky eaters took seconds.Thanks for sharing..

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