Thank you all for your kind words regarding my break. We had a wonderful warm (85 degrees) Christmas in which we welcomed to new members to our family- Brownie the kitten and Frosty the snake. I hope you all had a great holiday too!
I made this cake a while ago thinking it would be a great Christmas dessert. Even though Christmas has come and gone, this would make a stunning dessert for New Year’s Eve.
Made with pulverized freeze dried cranberries from Just Tomatoes, Etc. , this cake is bursting with cranberry flavors.
I love using these products because not only do they give a fresh fruit flavor, but because they are dried they do not create extra moisture in the batter. Also, the fruits add a natural food coloring to cakes and cookies. No wild and crazy children reacting to red food coloring here!
Combined with my favorite Plugrá European Style butter, this cake is moist to perfection! Plugrá is truly the BEST butter to use for baking, especially cakes. It would be the perfect cake to bring in the new year!
This cake is actually only a 6in cake, but because it was such a tall cake it fed 9 people. If you are looking to feed a crowd and want a tall cake, I would double the recipe. If not, this recipe makes enough for a 2 cake layer 8in cake.
Now, in order to make this cake you need a food processor or a coffee/spice grinder. So, one lucky winner will win this Cuisinart DLC-2007N Prep 7 7-Cup Food Processor, White! I use my food processor almost as much as I use my mixer…almost daily. I love to make pie crusts, cheesecake batter, or shredded salads. If you don’t already have one, make sure to enter and it will reduce your cooking preparations in half!!! Winner will be emailed and must respond with address within 48 hours. Best of luck!!!