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Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake

Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
57 min
YIELDS
6 - 8 servings

This delicious cake is the perfect learning tool for baking beginners.

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Ingredients

12
oz fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over for stems
1
Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
½
cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1
Tbsp grated orange zest (2 oranges)
¼
cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1
⅛ tsp ground cinnamon, divided
2
extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1
cup + 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
¼
lb(s) (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1
tsp pure vanilla extract
¼
cup sour cream
1
cup all-purpose flour
¼
tsp kosher salt
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325ºF.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 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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