I made this cake for my family for Christmas Day and everyone loved it. The flavors were so good. I used jarred dark cherries I stead of cherry preserves and I also added some orange extract to the cake and the frosting! So good! I will keep this recipe!
Tasty. Easy to make. The icing smooth and it balanced the tart cranberry mixture. It was a hit at Christmas lunch.
I've only made five cakes in my life, but my layers were even, my flavors on point and the texture of the cake was good and moist.
I plan to elevate the presentation next time with slices of orange and fresh cranberries and a sprig of something green on top. Merry Christmas!
Let me start by saying this isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve got 25 years worth of winning entries from the WI State Fair. This cake is extremely dense. This is not a buttercream frosting...it’s like plaster. The taste is good, it was easy enough to make and assemble. I made this over the course of 2 days for our family Christmas dinner last night. Everyone liked the flavor but commented on the denseness of it and how hard the frosting was considered it was called buttercream.