Friday, November 27, 2015

Cranberry Apple Cake

Cranberry Apple Cake

Cranberry Apple Cake
I always wanted to bake a cake with fresh cranberries for Thanksgiving. I just did not have a recipe I trusted until I came across this Cranberry Apple Cake recipe in my Ina Garten, How Easy is That? cookbook, pgs. 204-205 and had to make it. I trust Ina Garten's recipes more than any other chef out there since I have never been disappointed, and the results are always a smashing success! This recipe also has orange zest, fresh orange juice, apple and cinnamon and is the perfect dessert to share with your family for Thanksgiving. It has a little bit of sweet with the right amount of tartness. A nice cup of coffee or tea goes great with a warm slice of this cake.

Cranberry Apple Cake ready to go in the oven

Cake Ingredients
12 ounces fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over for stems

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced

1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

2 oranges, 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 1/8 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

2 x-large eggs, at room temperature

1 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup sour cream

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Cranberry Apple Cake fresh out the oven

Heat the oven to 325 degrees.

Take a paper towel and dry rinsed cranberries until dry.

Combine the cranberries, apple, brown sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.

My slice of Cranberry Apple Cake
In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs on medium-high speed for 2 minutes.

With the mixer on medium, add 1 cup of the granulated sugar, butter, vanilla, and sour cream and beat just until combined.

On low speed, slowly add the flour and salt.

First slice cut, Cranberry Apple Cake
Pour the fruit mixture evenly into a 10-inch glass pie plate.

Pour the batter over the fruit, covering it completely.

Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle it over the batter.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean and the fruit is bubbling around the edges. My cake baked in 55 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cranberry and Apple Cake, Ina Garten, How Easy Is That? cookbook

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Cranberry Apple Cake, Copyright 2010, Barefoot Contessa, How Easy Is That?, All Rights Reserved.


-Sophia/Two Frys

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