Cranberry Layer Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Wow! What an amazing cake. Hard to believe it starts with cake mix. I used this exact recipe with no changes. The first time, I felt like the cake was too thin for this wonderful icing so used 8” pans next time. Liked the cake to icing ratio much better. Sure glad I put cranberries in my freezer!
I made this for Christmas! The only thing I did differently was use pecans instead of walnuts. It is delicious and will make this again next Christmas ~
Fabulous cake! My whole family loved it. I used Duncan Hines white cake mix (15.25 oz size) and it came out great. I followed the recipe exactly and added some extra chopped walnuts to the side of the frosted cake for extra crunch. Delicious!
Nom nom nom! This was a nicer surprise than I hoped for! Sometimes using a cake mix base makes recipe taste overly artificial. Not this recipe! Loved the tart cranberries paired with the orange zest and crunchy nuts. Homemade frosting takes this cake over the top. Will be making again, this time for a crowd- pretty enough for a presentation! I added fresh raspberries on top for even more color.
Not a review...yet. A question: those of you who have made this cake, what size was your cake mix? Recipe calls for a "regular" size mix. Cake mixes have been reduced in size, will this make a difference? Thanks!
I just made this for Thanksgiving today, it was fantastic. I was initially worried because it actually didn't rise very high it was more like a layer and a half cake. I was worried it would be dense but it turned out to be delicate and Light, fruity and nutty. And I love the essence of Orange. The icing was wonderful with a hint of oranges well. It was easy to make a big hit and I will definitely make it again. Thank you for the recipe
This is an easy to make recipe that has a nice flavor. I made it as a 9 x 13 and it took about 23 minutes in my oven. It tastes like cranberry nut bread with frosting although it isn't quite as dense as the bread. I would make it again.
If made in 9 x 13 pan, how long would you bake?
This recipe looks easy and great. I want to make it, but I have a question. A few years ago, cake mixes were reduced in size. The standard (regular) size used to be 18.25 ounces, but is now 15.25 ounces. Sometimes, this can make a difference in the outcome. Can you tell me which size is used in this recipe.
I made this recipe for my boyfriend’s birthday. He doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth and usually does not like cake. I put 2 tbsp of orange zest in the cake, did not add walnuts, doubled the frozen cranberries (sliced them in halves) and I did not do a layer cake, rather a bundt style. For the icing, I used 2 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar, the first time I used 3 1/2 as stated and it was way too sweet! And I added 1 tsp of orange zest rather than just 1/2 tsp! A punch of orange and it was a hit with his family, but more importantly he enjoyed it as well :) I put chopped dark chocolate on the top for decoration.