This easy cranberry apple cake is so easy (hence the title) and so delicious that you’ll find any excuse to make it!
Sometimes you just need an easy recipe to whip together quickly, am I right? Well that’s this cake in a nutshell. It’s filled with fruit and has a crusty cake top that’s hard to beat.
You first start out with the fruit: fresh cranberries (frozen can be used as well), an apple, and some fresh orange juice and zest. It’s the kind of flavor assortment that’s perfect for this time of year. We’re all craving sunshine and warmth–well this dessert will take you there. Fresh flavors coupled with yummy cinnamon, it’s all the warmth you need to get you through these cold winter days.
This cake is much like a dump cake. You basically dump your ingredients (fruit) on the bottom then mix up your from-scratch cake batter and dump that on top, smoothing it out and sprinkling with cinnamon sugar. Yum. Seriously so good. I made this cake several times and each time it disappeared within hours. It’s one of those cakes that you keep taking slices (or scoops!) of. Until it’s all gone. 😉
I made my cake batter with this Paleo flour. I’ve been using this flour for a while now and I love that I can easily swap it in for regular all-purpose flour. Have no fear if you don’t have this flour though–this cake can easily be made with what you have on hand–all-purpose or even whole wheat flours. Experiment!
I mentioned sprinkling the top with cinnamon sugar. Oh man, you guys. What that little sprinkling does is create a crisp top that’s seriously amazing. You kind of break through the hard(ish) top and scoop out your portion. Can you see the amazingness on the photo below? YUUUUMMMMM.
So make this cake this weekend! It’s easy but so so delicious and is sure to warm you up! Especially if eaten right out of the oven. 🙂 (Note: also very good with ice cream on top. 😉 )
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.