Christmas Cranberry Cake with Butter Sauce Recipe

This Christmas Cranberry Cake with Butter Sauce is absolutely delicious. It is an old-fashioned tasting cake with tart cranberries and a delicious warm butter sauce. With beautiful cranberries spread throughout, it’s the perfect Christmas dessert. It will be the hit of your holidays. Here’s the recipe for you to try yourself…

Cranberry Cake with Butter Sauce

Cranberry Cake Recipe

Even with the tart cranberries, my six-year-old, couldn’t get enough of it.

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Christmas Cranberry Cake with Butter sauce

This is one of those old-fashioned desserts that will make you think of the good old days.

Christmas Cranberry Cake with Butter Sauce Recipe

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Finally, Here’s the recipe for you…

easy cranberry cake with butter sauce

Christmas Cranberry Cake with Butter Sauce

A delicious and easy to make Christmas Cranberry Cake for a holiday treat. 
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 538cal
Author: Melissa


  • 3 Tbsp. butter unsalted – softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

Butter Cream Sauce:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 t vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, and sugar together
  • Add the milk, and mix in
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture
  • Stir in the cranberries
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9×9″ pan, and bake for about 40-45 minutes – or, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  • Cool
  • While that is cooling, grab a saucepan for the butter cream
  • Melt the butter over medium/high heat
  • Stir in the sugar, and cream – bring to a boil, and stir often for about 10 minutes
  • Remove from heat, and stir in the vanilla extract
  • Pour over cake, and let cool


Nutrition facts are only an estimate


Calories: 538cal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 907IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 2mg
easy cranberry cake with butter sauce

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~Melissa –

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Dawn

    Do u put eggs in this?

    1. Melissa

      No eggs. I know it’s unusual to see a cake recipe with no eggs, but this one doesn’t need any eggs.

    2. Rebekah P.

      5 stars
      This is so good! I didn’t have heavy whipping cream for the sauce, but substituted half n half cause I had that. Made a triple batch of the cake and it made two good 9x13s.

      1. Melissa

        I’m so glad you came back to rate it and let me know how much you like it. It’s one of my favorites! I hope everyone enjoys the cake. Happy Holidays!