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Cranberry Pound Cake

This festive cranberry pound cake is perfect for any holiday celebration!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas dessert, cranberry cake, cranberry christmas cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 577kcal
Author: Jill


Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup cranberries

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 1- 8 oz package of cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


Pound Cake Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter with sugar and vanilla, for about three minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  • Mix in the eggs until smooth.
  • Gradually add in flour and baking powder, until well mixed into the sugar mixture.
  • Stir in the cranberries until they are well mixed into the batter.
  • Pour batter into a lightly sprayed bread loaf pan, and bake for 55-60 minutes.
  • Cake will be done when it springs to the touch or insert a toothpick into the center and it will come out clean.
  • Let cool and frost if desired.

Icing Directions:

  • Combine ingredients and mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Optional: Top with ¼ cup dried cranberries and drizzle with ¼ cup melt white chocolate


I noticed some brands of cranberries are much larger than others. If you prefer smaller, you can cut them in half.
This was baked in a light white pan and may bake faster in a dark or glass pan.


Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 1102IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg