Easy Cranberry Christmas Cake

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A Cranberry Christmas Cake recipe will provide a fresh take on cranberries and get every one in the mood for turkey and cranberries on Christmas Day. This little Christmas cake recipe could not get any easier. It can simply be thrown together and baked. Once done, serve it with plenty of butter. Although it is cooked in a rectangular pan, you could also bake this Christmas cake recipe in a loaf pan and make a more bread like shape to the cranberry cake. That might suit this recipe really well. You could also add a light lemon glaze, or go to the effort of making a cranberry glaze to go on top of this Cranberry Christmas cake recipe. Any way that you choose to make it, this cake recipe will help you to serve a nice dessert or snack whenever you are in the mood for it.

This Christmas cake recipe is so simple and quick that the kids should make it. The ingredients get blended in the usual order of mixing the butter and sugar together first (and well, to ensure a light result), then adding the eggs, and finally the rest of the ingredients. This is a standard cake blend that is a great way for an amateur baker to begin to learn the methods and ways that baking is conducted. And this cake is so easy that they new baker can also expect to have good results. As well, there are few ingredients and not very many steps involved in making this cake, so an aspiring baker will be able to focus on just getting the basics right in this Cranberry Christmas Cake recipe.

Some cakes can become quite complicated, especially if there are multiple layers and when the different parts are actually separate cakes that have to be brought together. Some cake recipes do not use any leavening agents and require real skill and knowledge to blend and bake correctly; other cake recipes use egg white to help attain a certain rise and texture in the cake. For example, an angel food cake is tricky to make from scratch (although is a completely different entity from the stuff you buy at the local grocery store) and needs to hang upside down until it is entirely cool so you do not lose the high rise. In fact, even when you blend the egg whites for this type of cake, you have to know the balance between whether or not the egg whites have been whipped enough or too much. It is always important to leave enough rise that the cake will continue to rise in the oven as it bakes. Enjoy this recipe with your young baker and thanks to Barefoot in the Kitchen for the recipe.

Nutrition Facts for: Cranberry Christmas Cake from Barefeet In The Kitchen
Ingredients: Eggs, Sugar, butter, vanilla, all-purpose flour, cranberries.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 251, Calories from Fat 86, Total Fat 9.6g 15%, Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%, Cholesterol 54mg 18%, Sodium 73mg 3%, Potassium 67mg 2%, Carbohydrates 39.0g 13%, Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%, Sugars 25.9g, Protein 2.7g, Vitamin A 7% · Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 1%, Iron 6%

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