December 19, 2010

CRANBERRY UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE -- A PERFECT CHRISTMAS DESSERT


I've been trying to manage my time a little better lately, and as a result I had the opportunity this past week to visit the blogs of some of the creative and talented people out there.  

I was thrilled to have come across a post by Lisa at "The Pursuit of Happiness" where she shared her recipe for Cranberry Upside-down Cake (adapted from a Cooking Light).  We were having dinner with friends on Sunday, and the festive cake sounded like just the perfect sweet treat to bring. I got an extra surprise when my husband offered to do the baking!  He doubled the recipe and baked it in a 12" round cake pan lined with parchment.  

It came out beautifully.  The cranberries glistened like ruby-red Christmas baubles.  The cake was absolutely delicious!  Because we doubled the recipe, each family was able to take some cake home for the next day.  My husband and I enjoyed ours with our coffee in the morning.

Whether you're looking for an easy and elegant cake for a holiday dessert, or for a little something sweet for brunch, this is a recipe that I highly recommend.  To get the recipe, visit HERE.  Enjoy!



11 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting. I am dreaming Christmas ,with every christmas card i write.
    May your days be merry and bright.

    Happy Christmas.
    Cidinha

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  2. Personally, I don't think it's possible to be a perfect dessert if it doesn't contain any chocolate, but this still sounds pretty yummy ;)

    There is a fun surprise waiting for you on my blog this morning :)

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  3. Excited for the link party next year and very happy you liked the cake! I gobbled mine up way too fast and now I'm thinking I need to make another one! : )

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  4. Oh that looks YUM. I love cranberries (usually dried though), but this cake looks so good and moist.

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  5. Yumm, recipes like this Jen, do not help me on my losing weight quest! It looks great though!

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  6. Yum this does sound like a perfect Christmas dessert!

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  7. That looks beautiful and delicious!

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  8. Cranberry Upside down Cake? You know, that might be fun. I've never had Upside down cake. I've never really tasted cranberry except Welch's Cranberry drink. I wonder if it would balance itself against the strong taste of cranberry and the sweet taste of cake...

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  9. You and your husband were very brave to try a new recipe with friends coming over! It looks so beautiful and glimmering! Away with the figgy pudding!! I have been reading your list of fav movies and been very amused! You are diverse like me! So cool! Several of my favorites are in there as well.

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  10. Sounds fantastic. I may have to try it.

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  11. Oh yeah...this was good...so very good. It is on my Christmas dessert list!

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