Orange-Cranberry Cake

Two types of fruit complement this elegant dessert recipe. Baked in a tube pan, orange glaze is drizzled across the outside and center of the cake.

Orange-Cranberry Cake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan; set aside. In bowl stir together flour, oats, baking powder, soda, and salt.

  2. In large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar; beat until well combined. Add eggs; beat until well combined. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating on low speed after each addition until combined.

  3. Toss cranberries with 2 tablespoons sugar; fold into batter with orange peel. Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly.

  4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool on rack. Prepare Orange Glaze; spoon over cooled cake. Let stand until glaze is set. Makes 12 servings.

Orange Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and finely shredded orange peel. Stir in enough orange juice to make a glaze of drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
14g Fat
57g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 318mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 131mg 3%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles