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Cranberry Bread Recipe

Cranberry Bread Recipe

Here is a delicious cranberry bread recipe.

It is called a bread or cranberry loaf, but it really is a cake, similar to a coffee cake.

Cakes like this, such as banana bread and zucchini bread are not yeast breads but because they are baked in a loaf tin they are often referred to as breads instead of cakes.

Quick bread recipes tend to be a bit denser than a regular cake recipe. They are perfect for slicing and enjoying with a cup of tea or coffee as a light, sweet snack.

The addition of the orange juice is a nice complement to the tart cranberries and the walnuts add extra nutrition and crunch.

Of course you can leave the walnuts out of the recipe if you prefer a nut free cranberry cake, but they really add a nice bit of texture to the bread.

I think you will love this easy cake recipe. It is one of those cakes you will want to make a few of. Eat one and freeze the others for unexpected company.

Cranberry Bread Recipe

Cranberry Bread Recipe

Here is a delicious cranberry bread recipe. The slightly sweet cake and tart cranberries make a wonderful pairing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 224 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 6 ounces cranberries, fresh, about 1/2 bag
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped, optional
  • 1/2 to 1 cup raisins, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix egg, butter and orange juice together, then add to dry ingredients. Mix in cranberries, walnuts and raisins (if using).
  • Pour or spread into 9x5 inch greased loaf pan. Bake at 350°F for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Test with a toothpick or other tester to make sure it is cooked right through.
  • Cool slightly before removing the loaf from the pan.
  • Makes 1 loaf.


Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 114mgPotassium: 156mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 71IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg
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