How to Make Cranberry Loaf

How to Make Cranberry Loaf


The holiday season can be stressful with gift-giving and preparations. One way to add a personal touch to your gifts is by making homemade treats. This Cranberry Loaf is a hit among family and friends, making it the perfect last-minute treat.


  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup of softened butter
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of almond extract
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 (8 oz) bag of fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar (for topping)
  • ¼ cup of flour (for topping)
  • ⅓ cup of butter (for topping)

Delicious cranberry loaf topped with brown sugar crumble, perfect for holiday baking


  1. Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease two loaf pans well. Alternatively, use a 9-inch cake pan or one large loaf pan.
  2. Mix Eggs and Sugar: In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar for five minutes until the mixture doubles in size.
  3. Add Butter and Extracts: Mix in the softened butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract until creamy.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: Slowly mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt until just combined. Fold in the fresh cranberries.
  5. Prepare Batter: Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  6. Make Topping: In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, and butter until the mixture resembles sand. Sprinkle evenly over the batter.
  7. Bake: Bake for 45-50 minutes for two loaves or 60-70 minutes for one large loaf. Insert a toothpick into the center to check for doneness; it should come out clean.
  8. Cool and Serve: Let the loaves cool completely before cutting and serving.

Tips and Serving Suggestions

  • Storage: Store the cranberry loaf in an airtight container to keep it moist.
  • Variations: Add chopped nuts or substitute half of the cranberries with dried fruit for a different flavor.
  • Pairing: Serve slices with a hot cup of coffee or tea for a delightful snack.


Making this Cranberry Loaf not only brings joy to those who receive it but also fills your home with the comforting aroma of fresh baking. Enjoy the process and the delicious results!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *