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Cranberry Cakes with Caramel Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Si Foster, A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 6 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups evaporated milk NOT Sweetened Condensed
  • 4 cups fresh cranberries or about 1-12 oz package, rinsed and drained thoroughly
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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt


  1. Turn oven to 350 degrees and set rack in center of oven.
  2. Prepare pans by lining bottom with parchment paper* and generously spraying sides and bottom with cooking spray.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, salt and Evaporated milk to bowl. Mix on medium speed until smooth.
  5. Fold in fresh cranberries by hand. Do not use mixer or cranberries will bleed into batter, making the batter pink. The batter will be very thick.
  6. Divide batter into three 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch loaf pans (standard 1 lb loaf pan).
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until cake springs back lightly when touched or toothpick inserted in middle of loaf comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  8. Remove from oven when done. After 5 minutes, loosen cake from pan by running a knife around edges of pan. Let cool on cooling rack for 30 minutes.
  9. Prepare sauce by whisking butter, cream, sugar together in a pan until butter melts and sauce begins to thicken. The sauce usually takes about 5 minutes over medium heat to cook completely. Add salt and vanilla and remove from heat.
  10. Pour sauce over loaves of bread and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

-This may be made in 2 9x9, three 1 lb loaf pans or a bundt pan.
-The recipe is easily halved, and can be baked in a 9x9 pan.
-I use parchment to line the bottom of the loaf pan, place the pan over a sheet of parchment and trace the bottom of the pan, then cut out to fit pan.