Cranberry Christmas Cake

This cake is one of those cakes that screams holidays to me. Super delicious and easy to make.This is what you will need:

3 eggs

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour (see note below for gluten-free alternative)

12 oz fresh cranberries

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With a mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5-7 minutes. The mixture should almost double in size. The eggs work as your leavening agent in this recipe, so do not skip this step. This mixture should form a ribbon when you lift the beaters out of the bowl. Add the butter and vanilla; mix two more minutes. Stir in the flour until just combined. Add the cranberries and stir to mix throughout.


Spread in a buttered 9×13 pan. ( This pan is my favorite!) Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until very lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean. (I baked mine for 43 minutes.) Let cool completely before cutting into small slices. I cut mine into fairly small pieces, about 1″x2″, so that they could be easily eaten at a party. Enjoy!

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