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Cranberry Citrus Spice Cake with Greek yogurt-feature-slice cut on board

Cranberry Citrus Spice Cake with Greek yogurt

Cranberry Citrus Spice Cake with Greek yogurt is super moist and flavorful. The perfect cake for tea time, or dessert. A great addition to a Thanksgiving menu or for the upcoming Christmas holiday season.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups, 8 oz, fresh (or frozen, thawed) cranberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown or muscovado sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup apple cider


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Oil the bottom and sides of an 8-inch or 9-inch springform pan or regular cake pan. You could also use a square 8-inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl add the flour, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk to blend and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, pulse the cranberries until finely chopped but not pureed. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars and oil. Add one egg at a time, whisking between each addition. Add the Greek yogurt, orange and lemon zest, and vanilla. Mix well.
  5. Whisk in some of the flour mixture, and while continually blending, add half of the apple cider, some more of the flour mixture, the rest of the cider, and finally the rest of the flour. 
  6. Fold in the chopped cranberries. Pour batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top.
  7. Bake on the middle rack of the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your oven. At half the time, rotate the pan. Check the cake for doneness, inserting a cake tester or skewer in the center. It has to come out dry. 
  8. Take the cake out of the oven and place on a rack. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then unmold and continue cooling on the rack.
  9. Slice and serve. Whipped cream is a great compliment to the cake.
  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, cakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: North American

Keywords: cake, cranberries, greek yogurt, spices, citrus, thanksgiving, christmas, holidays, dessert, delicious

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