Cranberry Layer Cake

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Cranberry Layer Cake
Cranberry Layer Cake


  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange peel
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts


In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil, eggs and orange peel; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Pour into two greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and orange peel; beat until blended. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with walnuts. Refrigerate leftovers. Serves 12.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

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