Cranberry Orange Cake

Cranberry Orange Cake – The best cranberry orange cake. It’s so delicious!


Cranberry Orange Cake

Cranberry Orange Cake – The best cranberry orange cake. It’s so delicious!

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x



For Cranberry Orange Cake:

  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (substitute it for almond flour if you are allergic to gluten)
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cup of castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup cranberries

Ingredients for Cream Cheese:

  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 5 cups of castor sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Ingredients for Assembly:

  • Cranberries
  • Orange slices (Optional)
  • Thyme sprigs (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease three 8 inch cake rounds and line them with butter paper.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients first; all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix in the wet ingredients. Combine cream butter, orange zest, sugar and beat until the mixture turns frothy.
  5. Add eggs one by one and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add the flour mixture in the cream and egg mixture. Add milk and orange juice. Mix together.
  7. Add cranberries into the cake batter and fold nicely.
  8. Pour the batter into the pans lined earlier and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Once, they are baked, allow them to cool down.
  9. To make the frosting, beat the butter, add in orange zest and cream cheese till it becomes soft and fluffy. Add castor sugar and beat until it dissolves completely.
  10. Time for assembly, startingwith the first layer of cake, add a layer of buttercream on the top. Place another layer on top and repeat the process until all three layers are completed. Cover the entire cake with the frosting and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  11. Take out the cake and decorate it as you wish – make some swirls, add cranberry, orange slices and thyme sprigs.

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