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Cranberry Cake

Rated as 3.94 out of 5 Stars

"This is a wonderful moist and full bodied cake. The frosting is creamy and very colorful."
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Ingredients

servings 383 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 -9inch round layer cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour the bottom and sides of two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, egg whites, water and cranberry apple sauce. Mix on low speed until batter is moist. Then mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake cake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Cake is done when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cakes on wire racks in pans for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and let finish cooling on racks.
  4. To Make Frosting: In a medium sized bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, sugar and 1/2 of the whipped topping until smooth. Fold in the cranberry sauce and the remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate frosting until chilled. When cakes have cooled, frost the center and top of cake only. The frosting will be very soft.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 383 calories; 15.9 g fat; 57.2 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; 21 mg cholesterol; 366 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was super easy. I could not find cranberry applesauce in the store so I mixed canned cranberries with applesauce. I am sure the use of the applesauce instead of oil makes the cake slightly...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe was easy, but the presentation was a huge disappointment. The frosting was much too soft to support the cake and went all over the place.

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This was super easy. I could not find cranberry applesauce in the store so I mixed canned cranberries with applesauce. I am sure the use of the applesauce instead of oil makes the cake slightly...

Excellent recipe! Everyone loved it-I decided to use 1/2 whole cranberry sauce and 1/2 jellied and I had no problems at all with the consistency of the frosting..It was so good in fact we used t...

This recipe was easy, but the presentation was a huge disappointment. The frosting was much too soft to support the cake and went all over the place.

I used a regular yellow cake mix and followed the directions on the box. I used a 9x13 pan. I also added another 8oz box of cream cheese. I did not increase the sugar. The frosting was nice ...

Really loved this cake, as did the rest of my family. I added 1/2 cup of Craisins to the batter because I wanted more cranberry flavor and it turned out great. The frosting is very soft but al...

Water ingredient edited by the allrecipes staff on 1/14/2008.

Recipe is incomplete, no mention of water until directions. Frosting is soup, not "creamy or soft"

I made this cake for an office birthday everyone LOVED it!! it was so moist adn full of flavor. I am deff. going to make it again!! Oh I added 1 cup of water that little detail was left of the h...

I thought the cake was very good and so did others I served it too. I also felt the "frosting" was not very thick even though I did use the whole cranberry sauce, but I carefully spooned it on ...