cranberry cake

cranberry cake | jammiejammieblog.wordpress.comDecember is here: break out the tinsel, the fairy lights, all things Christmas. And great food as well, of course. Cinnamon, oranges, cranberries, for me these flavours are redolent of holiday baking. Can we start now? This cake is fun, with its red berries, green pistachios and snowy icing sugar. It is also super quick and easy to make, and tastes moist, tangy and not too sweet. Perfect for bringing to a potluck: transport it in the tin, cut into squares, and decant onto a plate before dusting with icing sugar.

cranberry cake

(serves 6)

cranberry cake |

note: I sprinkled the berries with 1 tbsp of demerara sugar before baking but it didnt add anything, so I left it out of the recipe


220 gr self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

150 gr soft brown sugar

150 gr soft butter

3 eggs

50 ml milk

200 gr raw cranberries

handful unsalted pistachios

icing sugar for dusting



Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, eggs and milk in a bowl and beat with an electric beater until blended and smooth. Add a little extra milk if it seems at all dry.

Line a 25×30 cm tin with baking parchment. Pour in the cake batter and sprinkle evenly with the berries and pistachios.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. The cranberries will have burst during baking.

Serve hot, warm or cold. Just before serving, dust with a little icing sugar through a sieve.



About Marijn Moltzer

Writer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands


  1. anna ten have

    Heerlijk! !! En weer zo’n leuk en inspirerende tekst. Petje af

    Verzonden vanaf mijn Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


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