Donna's Recipes

Donna's Cranberry Nut Cake

This dessert has a just a hint of sweetness, balanced by the tartness of the cranberries. The nuts add the crunch. The almond flavoring adds the final touch.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine, cool to room temperature
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Butter a 7 x 11 inch pan or a 9" deep pie pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. In a small food processor, coarsely chop cranberries. Add cranberries and nuts to the flour mixture. Stir to mix.
In a small bowl, combine melted butter, beaten eggs, and almond extract. Add to flour and cranberries. Stir with a spoon to mix well. Spread the thick batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or just until beginning to brown and set in the middle.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

Nutritional information per serving (serves 10):

Calories: 235
Fat, gm.: 11
Protein, gm.: 3
Carbs, gm.: 32
Cholesterol, mg.: 60
Fiber, gm.: 1.0

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