cranberry, orange & almond cake

We had fresh cranberries that needed to be used…asap.  Since we are well passed the season for cranberry sauce a cake will have to do.  We had fresh oranges on hand and the combination of oranges and cranberries is classic.  The sweetness of the orange and the aroma from the orange zest balances out the tartness of the cranberries.  You’ll find this cake recipe to be fairly simple to make.  It is a pretty substantial cake.  While it is great to serve after a meal as a dessert; it’s definitely strong enough to enjoy on its own as a delightful breakfast or brunch.  The cake almost has a pound cake consistency and it’s buttery, while tart at the same time and not overly sweet.  The almonds add a layer of crunch and gives the cake a rustic look and feel while the cranberries add a beautiful pop of color.  It would be a fabulous cake to serve to your loved ones on Valentine’s Day, Christmas or any day for that matter.

cranberry, orange & almond cake

cranberry, orange & almond cake

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17 Responses to Cranberry, Orange & Almond Cake

  1. Erin says:

    YUMMMMM! I can almost taste this!

  2. Ninette says:

    Wow, this looks terrific!

  3. Marysol says:

    What a perfect combination of flavors. Lovely to look at
    and dive into! I made a very similar cake last year, and it became
    a big hit, so I know your delicious creation is more than just a
    pretty face :)

  4. little daisy says:

    hmmm….this looks SOO GOOD!! can’t wait to try it since i
    have a few oranges lying around in the fridge..

  5. This looks so flavorful and refreshing! A must try!
    Bookmarked! Great blog; happy I found you! Mary rel="nofollow">Delightful Bitefuls

  6. nnsvz says:

    Thanks a lot from my family! The cake is sooooo delicious!!!!!

  7. Kim says:

    I remember this cake… and can vouch for how delicious it was!!! Especially with my morning latte. :-)

    [K]

  8. kitchenrunway says:

    Erin: :) I’m glad I froze some cranberries….I think I’ll have to make this cake again soon!

    Ninette: Thank you!!

    Marysol: Thank you! I just love the flavor combination of the orange and cranberries.

    little daisy: Yay – can’t wait until you try it!

    Mary: Thank you! The combination definitely makes it flavorful and refreshing.

    nnsvs: You’re welcome :) Glad your family liked it!

    Kim: Yay – I’m glad you enjoyed it with your latte! :)

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  11. K says:

    Can’t wait to try this for Easter! Thank you!

  12. kitchenrunway says:

    K: Yay! What a great way to end an Easter meal. Hope everyone loved it!! Thank you for visiting!!

  13. M says:

    I baked this for Canadian Thanksgiving and my uncle was so dissapointed that he didn’t get a piece in his ‘doggy bag’ to take home that he asked me to make it again the next day. Even if it meant he had to go on a hunt for almonds because everywhere was closed he wanted it that much!

    Everyone really loved it! Thank you.

  14. kitchenrunway says:

    M: Wow!!! I’m so happy to hear that it was a hit with you family! :) Hopefully your uncle will get a few more slices soon!

  15. minime says:

    Oh! I am just doing this for my son’s teacher’s Christmas “present”.. I hope it turns out at least edible… since I totally screwed all the steps! But the batter tastes delicious….

  16. kitchenrunway says:

    Minime: I’m sure it’s going to be amazing!! What a wonderful present for your son’s teacher! I believe that you can never go wrong with edible gifts – chocolate, cookies, cakes, candy etc – what’s not to love? Take care and Happy New Year!

  17. monica says:

    UNBELIEVABLE!!! This is a keeper…moist, and buttery, full of flavor…a full 10 on the yummysphere! Thanks!!

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