Cranberry Citrus Spice Cake with Greek yogurt is super moist and flavorful. It is packed with finely chopped cranberries and fragrant with citrus and spices. A Fall/Winter cake perfect for tea time, dessert, and why not, breakfast.
Before coming to Canada, I had never had cranberries. I fell in love with these red jewels as soon as I saw them. They are great to turn into compote, sauce, and my favorite, to add to baked goods. Cranberry cake might not be your first option, but trust me, once you try it, you will make it time and again.
Cranberries combined with some pantry and fridge staples like all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Moreover, cinnamon and cardamom, orange and lemon zest, apple cider, and Greek yogurt. They all contribute to create a soft, tender, spiced, and fragrant cake.
TIP: Pulse the cranberries in a food processor until finely chopped but not pureed. You still want some texture.
The baking pan
I chose an 8-inch round cake pan, however, a 9-inch would work as well, it will be slightly less tall. A square pan is fine too, or a springform pan for an easier unmolding. Pour the batter in the pan and smooth the top.
Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. It really depends on your oven. Check the inside of the cake with a skewer or cake tester, if it comes out clean, it is done.
Let it cool
Before unmolding, let the cake cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then continue cooling on the rack.
The cake is good as is, however, since we tried it and loved it, we suggest serving the cake with whipped cream. It really compliments the flavors and makes a scrumptious dessert.
All in all, this Cranberry Citrus Spice Cake with Greek yogurt could be a great addition to a Thanksgiving menu or for the upcoming Christmas holiday season.
More cranberry recipes perfect for the season
- Amazing cranberry orange white chocolate scones
- Stella di pandoro with chantilly custard cream and cranberries
- Mustard glazed porchetta with ginger maple cranberry sauce
- Cranberry Pear Galette with Pecan Crust
- Orange cranberry ricotta cake