Cranberry Cake with Hard Sauce Recipe
A beautiful and festive dessert, Easy Cranberry Cake with Hard Sauce will make a unique sweet ending for your Christmas meal. Full of fresh tart cranberries, this cake has it all; the colors of the season, a winning combination of flavors and textures, and the creamy, blissful yumminess of a decadent hard sauce.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Cranberry Cake Ingredients:
  • 5Tbsp unsalted buttermelted
  • 1-1/4cups granulated sugar
  • 1Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2tsp kosher salt
  • 1-1/4cups whole milk
  • 2Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2-1/2cups fresh cranberriescan use frozen cranberries
Hard Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1cup unsalted butter
  • 1-2/3cups granulated sugar
  • 1cup heavy cream
Cranberry Cake Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, salt, milk, and cornstarch to a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Fold in cranberries and gently stir to combine with the cake batter.
  4. Pour the cake batter into a 2-quart casserole dish which has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes or until the batter is just set and the top has started to brown.
Hard Sauce Directions:
  1. While the cake bakes, combine butter, sugar, and cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally until the butter melts and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
To Serve:
  1. To serve, pour a healthy amount of the Hard Sauce over each piece of cake.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Cake with Hard Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Potassium 134mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 35g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 5%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.