Recipe: Spiced Orange and Cranberry Cake

This is definitely my next favorite cake after chocolate! Spiced Orange and Cranberry Cake is buttery soft like chiffon and smells like heaven. It's a very unpretentious looking cake yet locked and loaded with the refreshing flavor of orange, cranberry and hint of cloves.

Bake it!  It's a serious kitchen aromatherapy treat!


  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease square or round cake pan.  Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cloves in a medium mixing bowl. Combine buttermilk, eggs, orange juice and vanilla in a a bowl and lightly built.

2. Combine  and cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.  Stir in orange zest.

3. Pour in egg mixture and combine well.

4. Add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time. Stir in the cranberries.

5. Bake until golden or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Recipe adapted from Easy Desserts Magazine


  1. Yum! That must have been super delicious! You always have such amazing recipes, thank you:)

  2. I am so hungry right now, you have no idea. it sounds like a perfect fall recipe.

  3. omygosh this sounds heavenly! :) xx

  4. I tried this today, and since I didn't have enough white flour, used just under 3/4 cup of stone mill-ground corn flour. It is so tasty, that I think I will always make the recipe this way, and think that next time, I will bake the recipe in muffin tins (which seems a more suitable presentation given the corn flour).
    By the way, I love how your recipes have no precise baking times, as I always forget to check the time when I put things in the oven, so never use baking times anyway! :)

  5. ...forgot to add that I only had 5 spice, so used that instead of cloves, in case this info is relevant! ;)


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