Kids Can Cook: Cranberry Cake

I just LOVE the fact that Stella is starting to really love baking and cooking!  This past Sunday I spent the whole day in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies with her – it was an incredible day!  It is wonderful watching her get all her ingredients together before she starts, measuring, mixing, putting things into the oven – bliss!

We were at a pot luck at our neighbors not too long ago and for dessert there was cranberry cake – it was delicious.  Some was sent home with us and as we were enjoying it for a second time – Stella said “mom, we so have to get this recipe!”  So we did!

Cranberry Cake

Cranberry cake done


3 eggs
2 cups organic sugar (maybe next time we will try rapadura)
3/4 cups softened organic butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cup organic flour (can use whole wheat, unbleached white, or spelt)
2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
2/3 cup walnuts or pecans (we used crispy walnuts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. Beat the eggs with the sugar for 5 minutes.

Cranberry cake mixing

2. Add the butter and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes.

Cranberry cake butter

3. Stir in the flour.

4. Crush or cut up your nuts.  To crush, place your nuts into a plastic bag, seal, and crush with a rolling pin, shaking and turning the bag as you go – making sure all have been crushed.

Cranberry bread crushing

5. Stir in the cranberries and nuts.

Cranberry cake cranberries

6. Grease a 9×13 pan and scoop your batter in and spread evenly.

Cranberry cake in pan

Cranberry cake spreading

Cranberry cake ready for oven

7. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes.

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2 Responses to Kids Can Cook: Cranberry Cake

  1. Jo says:

    Stella has a great teacher!

  2. Deborah Wilhelm says:

    Cranberry bread is one of our Xmas traditions, so I will definitely be trying this cake. Sounds yummy and so nice for the holidays.

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