By: Rebecca Grenier
Cranberry cake was a big hit!
My cake did not come out overly-dense at all. It is meant to be more of a poundcake type cake, not super light and fluffy, but that goes well with the filling.
To make this cake work you have to really follow the instructions as to separating the wet ingredients from dry ahead of time and not over-mixing. This is because you need the bubbles/fizz from the baking soda and power to be present in your batter, and if you mix too much the reaction ends and the fizz is gone.
That being said, I thought it was easy, fun to get to use my mixer, and also fun to put together the cake so the cranberry filling was on the inside. This was a huge hit with my guests, everyone loved it.
Pros: Not too sweet, fun to make
Cons: Recipe instructions call for a mixer