Cranberry Orange Pound Cake Recipe

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Cranberry Orange Pound Cake Recipe. © 2011 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    95 mins
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Orange marmalade gives extra dimension to delicious cranberry pound cake enriched with sour cream. The recipe uses dried cranberries so you can enjoy it year-round or feel free to substitute dried cherries. This tasty fruited loaf cake makes a great . Try it lightly toasted and spread with butter for breakfast. Yum!

What You'll Need

  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 16 Tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure extract
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional

How to Make It

Soak cranberries in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain thoroughly and pat dry on paper towels. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla extract, orange marmalade, and sour cream, beating on low speed until combined.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add flour mixture to wet ingredients, 1/3 at a time, mixing until blended. Batter will be thick. Fold in cranberries.

Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour, until center tests done with a toothpick. Cool Cranberry Orange Pound Cake to room temperature before cutting to serve.

Yield: 1 loaf pound cake