Cranberry Layer Cake

Cranberry Layer Cake

Cranberry Layer Cake


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at

I adapted a Bundt cake recipe to create this layer cake.  Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so delicious that you’d never guess it starts with a convenient cake mix.

Sandy Burkett                                                                                         Galena, Ohio


Cranberry Layer Cake Recipe

Cranberry Layer Cake

 1 package white cake mix

1 1/3 cups water

1/3 cup canola oil

3 eggs

1 Tbsp. grated orange peel

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed and coarsely chopped

1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Cream Cheese Frosting:   1 package (8 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened

½ cup butter, softened

3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. grated orange peel

¼ cup finely chopped walnuts


In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; beat on low speed for 30 seconds.  Beat on medium for 2 minutes.  Stir in cranberries and walnuts.  Pour into two greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans.

Bake at 350 F. for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.  Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and orange peel; beat until blended.  Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.  Sprinkle with walnuts.  Refrigerate leftovers.                12 servings

(Recipe for Cranberry Layer Cake came from, 2013)


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