With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake

Yum!  The tartness of the cranberries and the sweet cake topping make this a favorite to me.
Add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream for added sweetness.

Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake

Ina Garten
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over for stems
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and medium-diced
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (2 oranges)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 

Combine the cranberries, apple, brown sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside. 

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs on medium-high speed for 2 minutes. With the mixer on medium, add 1 cup of the granulated sugar, the butter, vanilla, and sour cream and beat just until combined. On low speed, slowly add the flour and salt. 

Pour the fruit mixture evenly into a 10-inch glass pie plate. Pour the batter over the fruit, covering it completely. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle it over the batter. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until a tooth-pick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean and the fruit is bubbling around the edges. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Joining Lynn @Happier than a Pig in Mud for her Celebrity Cook-Along! She picked Ina Garten for our Celebrity Cook.  Stop by to see other Ina recipes!


Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

That sounds heavenly! The photo makes me want to reach right through the screen to get a bite! Thanks for sharing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This sounds great and I do have a bag of cranberries in the freezer! Might make this for the office soon. Thanks so much for joining the Cook-Along:@)

Snap said...

This looks and sounds sooooo good... two of my favorites ... cranberries and apples...

Ann said...

That looks delicious. I think this would definitely satisfy my craving for something sweet

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh yes, this looks like a scrumptious cake! Thanks for sharing!


Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Great looking cake! Would love a nice piece with my coffee.

Olga said...

Looks and sounds fantastic!

Dayle said...

As always, Lorraine, this made my mouth water. I wonder if dried cranberries would work.

Miz Helen said...

I am sure that piece of cake must be for me...it just looks delicious. That is a great cake with wonderful flavors. Thank you for sharing and you have a great day!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This looks sooo delicious! And easy too--I'll give it a try! Linda

GardenofDaisies said...

This looks so amazingly delicious and moist! YUMMY! I will have to try this one.

Julie said...

This looks delicious. Love the flavors!

Vivienne said...

love how the fruity cake is oozing out all the juices! i can see that a scoop of vanilla icecream can complete this! :) comfort food!

Memória said...

I actually saw the episode when she made this on Monday of this week, I think! It looked amazing!! I love how yours turned out. YUM!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh another recipe to put in my blog cook book...this really looks good, at first I thought it was a pie.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I saw your recipe and image on a link up and thought it looked delicious. Judging from the ingredients list..it was!

Debbie said...

I love all things ...Ina! I actually got to visit her Barefoot Contessa shop in East Hampton, NY many years ago. It's no longer open but she served many of the items in her cookbooks. Every recipe I've ever made of hers ...I've loved.

Blessings and love,


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