Cranberry Pound Cake Recipe

Pound Cake With Ruby Cranberry Sauce

This pound cake recipe is perfect for any occasion. Serve it with an easy cranberry sauce.

20 min. prep time
16 servings
141 Rating



2 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder


1 (12-ounce) package (3 cups) fresh cranberries*
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 to 2 tablespoons brandy, if desired**


Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped, if desired


Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt® or 10-inch angel food cake (tube) pan; set aside.

Combine 2 cups sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and almond extract; continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Add flour and baking powder alternately with half & half, beating at low speed and scraping bowl often, after each addition .

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 65-75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Sift powdered sugar over cake, if desired.

Combine cranberries, 1 cup sugar and water in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5-10 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until cranberries pop. Cool 30 minutes. Stir in brandy. Place into bowl. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.

Microwave sauce, just before serving, stirring once, 1-2 minutes or until warm.

Spoon 2 tablespoons sauce over each serving of cake. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream, if desired.

*Substitute 3 cups frozen cranberries, unthawed.

**Substitute 2 teaspoons brandy extract.

Recipe Tip

If desired, cranberry sauce can be served cold.

Nutrition Facts (1 slice cake with 2 tablespoons sauce)

Calories: 360

Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 100mg

Sodium: 125mg

Carbohydrates: 52g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #11685©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

To serve the cake for a church dinner or large gathering, put the warm Ruby Cranberry Sauce on the top of the cake, and finish it off with whipped cream or cool whip on top of that. This makes a beautiful presentation when the cake needs to be left intact.

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