This Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert recipe. This easy cranberry apple cake recipe is an easy dessert recipe you will be making all throughout the fall! So easy to put together and just perfect for any holiday party.
12ouncesfresh cranberriesrinsed and picked over for stems
1Granny Smith applepeeled, cored, and diced (I used 2 apples)
1/2cuplight brown sugarlightly packed
1tablespoongrated orange zest2 oranges (I used a lemon)
1/4cupfreshly squeezed orange juiceI used lemon juice and lime juice
1 1/8teaspoonsground cinnamondivided
2extra-large eggsat room temperature
1cupplus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4pound1 stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325°F. In a medium bowl, combine the cranberries, apple, brown sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and teaspoon of the cinnamon. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs on medium-high speed for 2 minutes. On medium speed, mix in the sugar, butter, and vanilla until combined. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in flour and salt.
Spoon the cranberry mixture into a 10-inch glass pie plate (or casserole dish). Spoon the batter over the fruit mixture. Spread evenly over the fruit. Pour the batter over the fruit, covering it completely. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the batter. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. The fruit will be bubbling nicely all around the edges of the cake. Best served warm but still nice at room temperature.