Lemon Cranberry Cake

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This Lemon Cranberry Cake is packed with lemon flavor! A sweet & tart cake that would be perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower or your next tea party. This cake starts off with a boxed cake mix so it’s really easy to make. Less time preparing the cake means you have more time for the fun part – eating the cake!

Lemon Cranberry Cake

Lemon Cranberry Cake

Lemon Cranberry Cake Recipe:

I didn’t start from scratch on this cake because the cake mix fits this recipe perfectly. The lemon flavor is really strong so if you wanted something a little less flavorful, you could cut down to 2 lemons in the cake recipe.

Lemon Cranberry Cake
  • 1 box French Vanilla cake mix
  • 1 box (4-servings) Lemon Instant Pudding Mix
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (3 lemons)
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • ICING:
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice (2 lemons)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and dry pudding mix.
  3. Add vegetable oil, eggs, milk and lemon juice. Beat until well mixed (about 2 minutes).
  4. Stir in cranberries.
  5. Pour cake batter into a greased 9x13 pan.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes (when toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, it's done).
  7. Cool completely before adding icing.
  8. Icing:
  9. Beat butter, powdered sugar and lemon juice together until smooth.
  10. Spread over cooled cake.

Lemon Cranberry Cake

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3 thoughts on “Lemon Cranberry Cake”

  1. Lemon is a great flavor for January. It has a brightness that we long for. This also looks like a great way to use up some of the cranberries I’ve still got in my freezer from the holidays! (visiting from #BragAboutIt)


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