Cranberry orange pound cake is what I typically make and give to friends each holiday season. This recipe is from a Pillsbury cookbook published in 1990. So, it’s a tried-and-true recipe. I use small, aluminum, holiday-decorated loaf pans with plastic lids. One batch makes 4-5 loaves.
T0 make the Cranberry Orange Pound Cake assemble the following ingredients:
2 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon grated orange peel – (I use 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons because I like the extra orange flavor.)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 oz dairy sour cream
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries. If the cranberries are frozen, do not thaw.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and lightly flour 12 cup fluted tube pan.
Beat 2 3/4 cups sugar and 1 1/2 cups butter until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
Add vanilla and orange peel.
Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off.
Combine 3 cups flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
Add the dry ingredient alternately with sour cream to the egg and butter mixture, beating well after each addition.
Gently fold in cranberries.
Fold into baking container.
Bake at 350 degrees for 65-75 minutes. Pay attention if you are using small containers and baking takes less time. I put the small loaf pans on cookie sheets.
Pound cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Serve with any of the following:
Cranberry Orange Butter
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 tablespoons whole cranberry sauce
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
Beat butter until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in remaining ingredients.
Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.
Allow to soften slightly before serving.
Cranberry Orange Pound Cake is great for breakfast, tea or dessert. I always make enough Cranberry Orange Pound Cake to freeze for the new year!
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