White Chocolate Cranberry Cake – A Modern Fruitcake

When I got married, my mom gave me a little notebook with favorite baking recipes from our home.  Last year, I shared our childhood banana bread recipe from this book.

Another favorite is this recipe for a cranberry white chocolate cake.  It has the perfect blend of moistness with sweet and tart flavors, and it’s always a hit at the holidays.  It originally came from a Baker’s chocolate ad in an magazine, though we’ve tweaked it a bit over the years.

Ingredients:

  • 7/8 c butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp grated orange rind
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries
  • 6 oz white chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease and flour a 9″ tube or  bundt pan
  • Beat butter and sugars with electric mixer
  • Beat in eggs, orange juice, and rind
  • Beat in flour and baking powder
  • Stir in cranberries and chocolate chips
  • Bake 1 hour
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes.  Turn onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

A book of family recipes makes a gift that will become a family treasure | Jewels at Home

I make this cake every year for our holiday party, and it has become a popular tradition!

Modern fruitcake recipe: Cranberry white chocolate cake | Jewels at Home

Modern fruitcake recipe: Cranberry white chocolate cake | Jewels at Home

What are some of your childhood holiday favorites?

“Jewels”

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