How to make it

  • Combine all dry ingredients.
  • Add the eggs,beating in thoroughly one at a time
  • Add vanilla
  • Add the oil
  • Add the water and butter
  • Add 1/2 cup cranberries
  • Add one mandarin orange, sections minced or pureed
  • Combine well.
  • Preheat oven to 350*F
  • Prepare two 9 " round cake pans by buttering and flouring, shaking off excess flour
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean
  • Cool in the pan on wire rack
  • When completely cool:
  • Whip the cream, adding the sugar (or Stevia) and vanilla until stiff peaks form
  • Ice the cake with this, both layers
  • To the first layer, spread a generous portion of cranberry and mandarin, then sprinkle with half of the lemon and lime zest.
  • Put the top layer on, and cover top entirely with a generous portion of cranberry.
  • Cover the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream.
  • Garnish with mandarin sections, and sprinkle the remaining lemon and lime zest on top.
  • NOTE:
  • This recipe will produce a DENSE, but RICH cake, smooth in flavor, and not too sweet. The fruit addition sweetens it perfectly, along with the heavy whipped cream. Please be aware this cake will NOT brown much, so don't think it is under-baked when you remove it from your oven!
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    " It was excellent "
    bizzielizzie ate it and said...
    Your cake looks so delicious, Chef! Five again from me :o)
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    " It was excellent "
    dagnabbit ate it and said...
    A beautiful recipe, Elaine, and a gorgeous cake! I flagged the picture also, and thanks for this post!
    Candy :)
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Great recipe, Elaine! Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow this sounds heavenly elaine thank you for sharing could you send it right over please !!!!!hahahahahaha
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  • fizzle3nat 9 years ago
    This looks really yummy! I love cranberry and orange together anyway. Thanks for sharing! - Natalie
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Yummers, Laine!! :)55555
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Well Chef another great cake gotta love the flavor combo, thanks bunches
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