Easy Cranberry Apple Cake

Easy Cranberry & Apple Cake

Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?

Serves 6 to 8

12 ounces fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over for stems
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced
½ cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 tablespoon grated orange zest (2 oranges)
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
11⁄8 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
¼ pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ cup sour cream
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine the cranberries, apple, brown sugar, orange zest, orange

    juice, and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 toothpick

    inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean and the fruit is bubbling around the edges. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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