Fresh Cranberry Cake

From Barefeet in the Kitchen. I halved the recipe (using 2 eggs), used a bit less sugar, and baked in an 8x8-inch pan for 34 minutes.


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups (260g) all-purpose flour
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. With a mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5-7 minutes. The mixture should almost double in size. The eggs work as your leavening agent in this recipe, so do not skip this step. This mixture should form a ribbon when you lift the beaters out of the bowl.
  2. Add the butter and vanilla; mix two more minutes.
  3. Stir in the flour until just combined.
  4. Add the cranberries and stir to mix throughout.
  5. Spread in a buttered 9x13-inch pan. Bake for around 40 minutes, or until very lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool completely before cutting into small slices.


28 November 2023: Made half of the recipe in an 8” x 8” USA pan, lined with pan-lining paper. Used Land-O-Lakes salted butter and 190 grams sugar (slightly less than 1 cup (which would be 200 grams)). Baked on rack 2 for 33 minutes.