It’s Christmas! – Cranberry and Orange Loaf

I wanted something festive to bring up the road at Christmas, and found this cranberry and orange loaf recipe at All Recipes. I made some tweaks to the ingredients, and produced this fragrant, moist, lovely cake. The trial-batch was well received, so there’ll be more in the oven very soon!


Here’s the recipe I used. If you’d like nuts in the cake, do refer to the original recipe instead.

Cranberry and Orange Loaf

2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp grated orange zest
1.5 cups fresh cranberries, halved
1/4 cup butter (about 57 g)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C, or 155C in a fan-assisted oven.
  2. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir in the halved cranberries.
  4. Cream the butter, sugar and egg. Sir in the orange juice, then add the flour mixture.
  5. Pour the batter into the greased pan, and bake for 1hr.
  6. Let the cake cool before slicing.
  7. If desired, microwave some orange juice for 30 – 45s, then stir in 2 tsp sugar and a dusting of cinnamon powder. Brush or pour over cake to produce a beautiful glaze for extra flavour.

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