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Apple Cranberry Cake combines two different kinds of apples with fresh cranberries and spice to make a perfect cranberry inspired Bundt cake.
Apple Cranberry Cake

Apple Cranberry Cake

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Apple Cranberry Cake is my recipe of the day with Cranberry week. I’ll be posting two cranberry themed recipes this week. The first being this Apple Cranberry Bundt with pecans and a light cranberry drizzle.

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Apple Cranberry Cake

Then later on Friday I will share my recipe for Turkey Cranberry Meatballs which can be served as a simple entree over rice. Or by themselves as a game day appetizer. Glad you could join us!

Apple Cranberry Cake

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Welcome to #CranberryWeek where we celebrate all things made with those tastily tart, red berries! This is the third year for this event and I can’t wait to see what the other 8 bloggers are sharing this week. We have over 15 recipes to share on Monday and Friday so make sure to follow #CranberryWeek to see all their delicious goodness.

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Apple Cranberry Cake

Sue Lau

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Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 50 minutes

Course Cake, Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 10

Calories 490 kcal

  • Food Processor

  • Electric Mixer


  • 5 ounces dried apple rings
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 10 ounces fresh cored apple grated (about 2 medium)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups butter room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

Cake Drizzle:

  • 1-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 drop red food coloring


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Prep the Fruit:

  • Spray a 10-inch Bundt pan with Baker’s Release spray or grease and flour pan, tapping out excess flour.

  • Place dried apple slices in a cup and cover with boiling water; let soak 15 minutes then drain.

  • Place drained dried apples in a food processor fitted with a chopping blade and pulse until well chopped.

  • Place chopped apples in a bowl and set aside.

  • Place cranberries in the food processor and pulse a few times until finely chopped then add those to the dried apples.

  • Remove the chopping blade and fit the food processor with the spindle and large grating wheel.

  • Core the fresh apples and discard those cores. You don’t have to peel (yay!)

  • Turn on the food processor and drop pieces of apple through the chute and grate.

  • Add the grated apple to the dried apple and cranberry mixture.

Cake Batter:

  • Place the soft butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle.

  • Run until smooth then add eggs one at a time with the mixer still running. Mix in vanilla.

  • Add remaining ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and apple pie spice) until mixture is thick but well-blended.

  • Fold in the bowl of apples and cranberries.

  • Spread batter evenly in the pan.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until cake batter is no longer wet.

  • Cool in the pan 15 minutes, then turn out of the pan and finish cooling on a wire rack.

From the kitchen of

Calories: 490kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 534mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 4gSugar: 58gVitamin A: 378IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 2mg

Keyword cranberry recipes, Holiday Cake, Holiday Desserts, Thanksgiving Cake

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