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December 2, 2014

CRANBERRY PUDDING CAKE....A CHRISTMAS FAVORITE!


When the calender flips over to the month of December, we begin the art of baking. Cranberries can be a "super" addition to your holiday feasts. They really are a "super fruit!" They are high in vitamin C, an excellent source of antioxidants and are also known to help prevent bladder and UTI infections. If cooking and baking are not your cup of tea, then use them in an ice ring, add them to a yogurt parfait, drop a few berries in ice cold champagne or feature them in your holiday centerpiece. 

This Cranberry Pudding Cake is a masterpiece. It bakes beautifully and tastes divine! It will definitely "WOW" your family and dinner guests. The butter sauce is a wonderful addtion too.....you know this is the south babycakes and we "luvs our buttah!" It's the most wonderful time of the year y'all....enjoy!




CRANBERRY PUDDING CAKE
8 tablespoons butter
2 cups white sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 t. almond extract
½ t. vanilla extract
2 cups evaporated milk

1 (12 ounce) package cranberries

 tHE bUTTER sAUCE
1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 t. flour





Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the 6 tablespoons butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the evaporated milk. Stir in the cranberries. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To make the Hot Butter Sauce: In a saucepan, combine 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 t. flour and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve slices of cake generously covered with hot butter sauce.


"Is that cake I smell?"
"Do cats even eat cake?"


"Perhaps, I'll just continue my nap...
Thanksgiving was a bit stressful and I'm still in recovery mode!"

15 comments:

  1. Your recipe looks delicious. That is a keeper. "Hi Mae. Hope you get some rest today."

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    1. I so hope you try the cake Deb and enjoy this over the holiday! Stay warm up there!!!

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  2. We have all our family for a delicious dinner, usually very simple (as in ham sandwiches, trimmings and dessert) and I am thinking this cake will be just perfect....I think all my grands will love it. Pretty photo of it that I just pinned. :)

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    1. Oh yes BJ...hope you will try the recipe...it's a lovely cake! Happy Christmas season to you and your family!

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  3. Now, I'm running out for a few more bags of cranberries! I love the sleeping kitty in the sunshine--wish I could just crawl up in sunny spot right now; the holidays are exhausting. XOXO

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    1. Indeed they are Susan....exhausting! I so hope you enjoy this recipe! We loved it and it made such a beautiful cake! Did you notice there are no eggs in this cake. I thought I had misread the recipe, but that was exactly correct! Enjoy!!!

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  4. Oh my! Can one gain pounds, just looking at (and "lusting for") beautiful desserts?????

    Because if one can, I am going to have to stop reading your marvelous blog!

    -grin-

    What you show here, is fantastic. Is mesmerizing. Is soul-warming. And........

    Is also calorie laden! ,-))))))

    So what is needed here, is a link to your marvelous illustration, from a while back, which I just found. It is here..... And it shows what may happen to me, and to all your Delighted Dear Readers. -giggggles-

    But awwwwww no! We can't add pounds, just looking. As long as we don't make everything, and eat all of it, ourselves. ,-))))))))))))))

    Love your blog of course! All this is just "joshing" and "fibbing." I'm not going to give up, visiting here.

    Lots and lots of hugs,
    Tessa~

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    1. Eveything in moderation as they say! My thoughts are, if you are going to eat...make it beautiful and it better taste really good! Why waste calories on bland and average food? Whole foods are divine, but life is rather grand when savoring something that makes the angels sing....love you Miss Tessa!

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  5. I live in cranberry country. My girls and I will have to make this. Looks yummy.

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    1. I think y'all will really enjoy this Katie.....take a picture for me!!! Hugs up there in New England!

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  6. I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and it is such a blessing! It is so lovely and inspiring and I look forward to every new post. Being from Wisconsin which produces more cranberries than any other state, I buy them bulk, by the pound. I make tons of cranberry sauce, which I preserve, and breads and cookies...and now this wonderful pudding cake of yours. Thank you for all the beauty and inspiration in every post~ Deborah

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    1. Hi Debi! I am so very happy to have a new blogging friend! I think Wisconsin is simply a beautiful state! I'll just bet your recipes are delightful! Thank you ever so much for visiting Estelle's and leaving such a sweet comment!

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  7. This cake looks so good. My Cat Charlie is napping after all the Thanksgiving excitement also...he loves to nap under the Christmas tree!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  8. That looks delicious, I will be right over. Ha ha. I was raised in Wisconsin, the dairy state, and as my hubby reminds me "she loves her butter" and cheese too.

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    1. Hi Terra! Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season!

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