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Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 16

Cake mix and instant pudding mix speed the prep of this irresistibly rich crimson-studded pound cake. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ golden vanilla or yellow cake mix
1
box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1
cup water
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
to 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped (do not thaw frozen cranberries)
Powdered sugar, if desired

Orange Sauce, if desired

1
cup granulated sugar
1
tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup orange juice
1/2
cup butter or margarine

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, pudding mix, water, softened butter, orange peel and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Fold in cranberries. Spread in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 57 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • 4
    In 1-quart saucepan, cook sauce ingredients over medium heat about 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Serve warm or cool sauce with cake. Store cake loosely covered at room temperature and sauce covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • This moist and fruity cake can be frozen up to 2 months.
  • Bake this fresh cranberry cake in a kugelhopf pan for a fancier look. You can find this special fluted pan in specialty cookware stores.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
24%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
17g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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