Sunday, January 21, 2018


 Here I go again with

I had a few cranberries left from making my
so when I saw
this recipe on FaceBook,
I decided to make it for our
home fellowship group.

..all those cranberries, Applesauce and pecans......


tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
cup dried cranberries 
NOTE: I didn't have dried so I used fresh cranberries...
if yours are large, cut them in half....  
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 
NOTE; I didn't have this spice so I used Cinnamon and Ginger 
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla 
NOTE; the original recipe did not call for ANY vanilla but I've
 never made a cake in my entire long life without adding it. 
1 1/2
cups applesauce
cup chopped walnuts or pecans
tablespoons powdered sugar to dust top of cake with AFTER it's totally cooled.

How to do it.....

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and side of 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening; lightly flour. Toss 1 tablespoon flour and the cranberries to coat; set aside. In large bowl, mix 2 1/2 cups flour, the pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and butter with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth and blended. Reduce mixer speed to medium. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with applesauce until smooth. Stir in cranberry-flour mixture and walnuts. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
     Cool completely, about 2 hours
    . Sprinkle powdered sugar over cake. (I didn't do this)
    NOTE:  I made a thin glaze with powdered sugar, sour creme, milk and 
    a little bit of my CRANBERRY JAM 

    I love the flavor of this cake
    and the texture was surprising to me.....
    it seemed almost bread-like, as in Banana Nut Bread.
    Actually it was a cross between CAKE and BREAD, I think.

    Hoping everyone is staying warm and well....


  1. This sounds delicious! I bet your fellowship group loved it. I love cranberries too and eat them almost everyday. I start the day with dried cranberries in my cereal.

  2. Looks yummy! Just ate a kale and broccoli salad with dried was delish!

  3. Looks and sounds delis. Thanks for the recipe.

    Have a terrific warm week.


  4. the cupcake idea is clever, I never would of thought of that

  5. Oh, this sounds heavenly! Your pics have me wanting to make it now!!! No, but soon! Thanks, BJ!


  6. Looks and sounds so moist and tasty! I love cranberries, too.
    I see we both have The Pioneer Woman's cup. I only bought that, not the dishes---but what a cheery pattern. Love those colors.
    Hope you're doing better, BJ. I know your Fellowship Group meetings are comforting and joyous!!

  7. Cake looks great BJ.

    God bless.

  8. YUM! I am hungry now! I love muffins, any kind:) Enjoy your day dear B.J. HUGS

  9. That looks really good. I shouldn't read blogs before breakfast. I know. I've sid that before. But I shouldn't.


  10. Oh! That sounds really good. I ALWAYS add vanilla, too, even when the recipe doesn't call for it...and once in a while I add almond flavoring. Hope you have a great week, bj. xo Diana

  11. BJ, this looks so yummy! We are a big fan of bunt cakes . . . frosting is not high on our list, so this cake is perfect. I will be bookmarking it for a future date. Thank you :)

  12. I've been looking for a cranberry cake recipe to try and this one and Susan Branch's recipe sound fabulous! I may have to try both now.

  13. Hi BJ! your cake looks delicious! Hope today is a good day!

  14. The cake looks so delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  15. Now I would love a piece of that cake! It looks so good.

  16. WISH I lived close to you so I could stop by for coffee/tea and a slice of this cake!!!!

  17. Now that looks awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe. But Im back strictkly to the diet for a while. I need to shed a few pounds gained over the holidays.
    This post is making my mouth water!

  18. I love cranberry's too. I put the dried ones in my cereal, salads etc. I love them any way I can get them too.
    Happy New Week.

  19. This looks so good BJ. I made some cranberry bread last year and it turned out awful! I may need to try this. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  20. Hi BJ,
    We have had some of that icy weather and then last night here comes a Tornado Warning, only in Texas! Your Cranberry Applesauce Bundt Cake looks so moist and delicious! You have a great week and thanks so much for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  21. Wow this looks good!! It has all of the things I love and is a Bundt to boot! Nope, I've never done the cupcake sample thing . . . but it's sure a good idea. I always tell my guests if it's a new recipe and I've not tasted it so if it's nasty, they will feel free to say so!

  22. What a great idea to bake a couple of tester cupcakes! Never thought of that. Things look so yummy here!

  23. You might be the only one on the planet who tests the recipe that way. I can’t quite figure out how you do that, but it might have spared me some bad cakes in my past if I had.

  24. You win the title of "cranberry queen". If ever you fail in cooking something, send me the scraps. One of my very favorite things is cranberries anyway used. Just do not cook like you anymore. At least, it's keeping your mind occupied.

  25. What a great idea to test a cake recipe this way! This looks like a very good cake and you've photographed it beautifully!

  26. So sad for your sadness and struggling . . .
    Sending my caring and keeping you in my prayers.

  27. Wow, BJ. That bake looks great.
    Yes, I do the same thing.
    I make smaller test batches.
    But in truth, I make mostly small.
    Only because I wanna get to the next one.

    Num, num, num.


Your comments just make my day....thanks so much!
xo bj