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Cranberry Molasses Cake with Sweet Butter Sauce

cranberry molasses cake with sweet butter sauce Dessert
Cranberry Molasses Cake with Sweet Butter Sauce
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 20

This classic cranberry molasses cake, served warm with sweet butter sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, is an extra-special treat for a holiday or really any night of the week. ...MORE+ LESS-

October 13, 2017

Ingredients

Cake

2
eggs
3/4
cup sugar
3/4
cup molasses
3/4
cup water
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4
cups fresh or frozen (thawed) cranberries

Sweet Butter Sauce

3/4
cup butter
3/4
cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2
cups sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, the molasses and water with whisk. In medium bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into liquid mixture just until moistened; fold in cranberries. Pour mixture in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 37 to 42 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes.
  • 4
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat Sweet Butter Sauce ingredients to simmering over medium heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened and sugar is dissolved.
  • 5
    Spray edge of sharp knife with cooking spray; cut warm cake into 5 rows by 4 rows. Serve cake with warm butter sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Store leftover cake and butter sauce covered in refrigerator.
  • Sweet butter sauce will thicken as it cools. To reheat, transfer sauce mixture to 1-quart saucepan; heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
3%
Sugars
30g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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