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.
- 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
- 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.
I make this cake every year for our holiday party, and it has become a popular tradition!
What are some of your childhood holiday favorites?
Ok, i will make this tomorrow. Sounds deeevine! You amaze me Julie–
Peggy, you’re way too kind, but I hope you love the cake! It’s a Christmas staple in our house!