This stunning celebratory holiday cake has the sweet tart flavor of cranberries matched up with orange and vanilla!
I’ve always loved the tart sweet flavor of cranberries so it only makes sense to use those bright red winter berries for the filling of a holiday cake! Paired with a cake batter scented with orange and vanilla, this cake is the perfect holiday weekend project. Though it takes some time to create each component, nothing is super difficult to make. Better still, you can make each of them ahead of time which means it can assemble pretty fast on the day that you need to serve it. Perfect for a dinner party or a holiday buffet. You can find the recipe for the Vanilla and Orange Cranberry Cake over at the Anolon website.
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As a special thanks to all you readers, I’m also working with Anolon to do a big giveaway! I’m giving away the cookware and bakeware that I used to create my Christmas recipes to one lucky reader! Included in this giveaway are: The Anolon Nouvelle Copper 3 1/2 quart covered straining saucepan that I used to make my Lobster and Chives Deviled Eggs. The Anolon Tri-Ply 17 x 12 1/2 inch Roasting Pan with nonstick rack that I used to make my Apple Cider Glazed Goose with Brandy Roasted Apples. The Anolon Nouvelle Copper 3-Quart Covered Saute Pan that I used to make the Gruyere and Garlic Potato Galette. The Anolon 5-Piece Baking Set that I used to make the Vanilla and Orange Cranberry Cake above as well as the Savory Olive and Rosemary Biscotti. That’s serious cookware and bakeware! All you need to enter is to leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite holiday dish is! Do you love latkes for Hannukah? Do you do a Dickensian Christmas and roast a goose? Tell me what you love to eat during the holidays in a comment below and you could win! Easy right? You have until Monday, December 21st, 2015 9am PST to enter! (Only one entry per person please.) The Fine Print
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My favorite holiday dish is sausage dressing!
i’d say custard. by that, i mean drinkable custard, which a lot of people find weird, but it’s one of our favorite traditions!
Marina Nims says
Marcella Hazan’s tuna and white bean salad (using Rancho Gordo’s new Marcella beans this year!).
Tess Lecuyer says
Pretzel crusted fudge pie! Only made once a year.
I love our holiday appetizer spread…so no one single dish! I just love munching during our holiday meal on Christmas!
Is “everything” an answer? This year we’ll be smoking a prime rib, and I’m drooling over the thought of it already!
Scott Davis says
Cookies! I love all the cookies.
That cake looks stunning too.
You’ve been making such beautiful food for your site! Today’s cake is no exception. I adore my mother’s christmas cookies and her famous caramel cake…but ever since we’ve been spending winter break away from my family, I’ve been baking a pineapple upside down cake as the replacement for Mom’s caramel cake for Christmas day. It is a tradition I’m sticking with!
This looks divine! I’ve always been ambivalent about cranberry sauce, but last year I got obsessed with cranberry pie, & have come to feel like cranberries in general are seriously underutilized. I will definitely be making this for Christmas this year; I know my family will love it!
I have a feeling this cake is going to offer stiff competition, but normally my favorite holiday dish is extra garlicky mashed potatoes with my mother’s gravy. I do eat mashed potatoes all year round, but no one makes gravy like my mother.
My most favorite holiday dessert, that I have twice a year (for my birthday too!) is dobashe cake, so many think layers of white cake with chocolate filling, all covered in ganache – delicious and so rich!
Pie. One Christmas I cooked a meal where every course was a different pie. There can never be too much pie.
Annamarie V says
For Christmas eve every year we make a leg of lamb and I make my favorite dessert my Great Grandmother Cream puff recipe with her homemade custard.
I love Christmas cookies – gingerbread and sugar cookies! Anything gingerbread-flavored suits me, really (:
Cornbread stuffing, especially the crispy edges.
Elle @ Only Taste Matters says
That cake is so stunning. I love potato latkes and this is the only time of the year I can eat them guilt free!
Alison H. says
My favorite holiday dish is cornbread stuffing/dressing!
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
My favorite dish is Baccala Masticate Alla Veneziana served with grilled polenta squares. I’s my favorite because it reminds me of my mamma and papà. She would make it for Christmas and my papà would almost inhale it.It brings back such sweet memories!!
Debbie G says
Well this is difficult because there are so many favorite holiday dishes that become family traditions…if you are insisting one one…drum roll…my moms sweet potatoes..,yum yum!!!
ed ang says
This is the time of year where calories and fat don’t exist, and I eat the most decadent things I can get! So, here’s to foie gras wrapped in truffles, and washed down with Dom P! Happy holidays.
Vicki ferebee says
I love my mother’s fruitcake! It is not the holidays without it.
Favorite holiday dish is sweet potato casserole.
I can’t get enough of turkey, so turkey.
Mac Callaway says
Has to be my great aunt’s recipe for wassail. Christmas wouldn’t be right and proper without it. Happy Christmas to you all.
Francine Long says
Each year we have an Open House type gathering at my home on Christmas Eve afternoon. It is tradition that I make homemade Beer Cheese Soup, with popcorn to garnish, and we all enjoy it from my collection of assorted Christmas Mugs! I love the soup and even more – the time spent together!
The best holiday food is “all the cookies” and cake if it as stunning as this one. The photo makes me want to stick a fork into it, now!
We make West Indian Pudding- a recipe that has been our family for over 50 years. It is a custard base with shredded sweet potatoes, coconut, raisins, and nutmeg. Yummy!
One of my favorite holiday dishes would be anything with roasted pumpkin or squash. Something about the wonderful taste and aroma of roasted pumpkin in either a sweet or savory dish just happens to be delicious.
Prime rib! Just like what my dad use to make when he was alive.
Nikki @ Nik Snacks says
I have a lot of favorite holiday dishes, but if I have to pick just one, I think it would be my mom’s lamb. She cuts little slits in it and inserts whole garlic cloves. And then she roasts it to death lol I love it.
Although it is so simple, my favorite holiday dish is my mother’s sweet potatoes. There is nothing that reminds me of home and my mom more than that dish!!!
Bubbly with sugared cranberries or a good Manhattan. They make any unpalatable side dish brought by relatives palatable. Topped off with Italian Christmas cookies of all kinds
It’s simple, but my favorite holiday dish is mashed potatoes… Really the only times of the year where consuming massive amounts of garlicky, buttery starch is encouraged for two months in a row! 🙂
I love everything -ham, turkey with stuffing, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cranberry jello, gingerbread cookies.
Amy S. says
My favorite holiday dish is gingerbread cookies.
Love making sufganiyot
Chrissy Kim says
I love eating turkey on Christmas! Along with mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, corn, and my famous potato dish. It’s different from the mashed potatoes and everybody loves potatoes! haha I also love baking sugar cookies and drinking eggnog! I love the holidays!
Erin R. says
We always try out new things on Christmas. Last year my mom fixed noodle kugel for the first time, once we had those little Welsh cakes with currants, once I made stollen, etc. It’s way fun to see what everyone comes up with.
Kari B says
My favorite dish is mashed potatoes and green bean casserole! I know you can make them any time rather easy but it is such a tradition to have them on the holidays ! I look forward to them because I know its the holiday season! Hope every one enjoys theirs this season!!
Aaron Rishell says
My favorite dish is a scalloped potatoes dish that my grandma makes.
My favorite holiday dish is my Mom’s cornbread dressing. Hands-down, it’s the centerpiece in our Thanksgiving-Christmas menus. Thanks for the opportunity!
Mary Ann says
My favorite holiday dish is spiral sliced ham. The bone is used for split pea soup. Delicious
jenny hartin says
Love the lights food and spirit of the season.
I’m Jewish and I grew up celebrating Chanukah and continue to do so today. However, I do love the vast assortment of Christmas cookies and my absolute favorites are the snowball cookies or Mexican Wedding cookies. I just love the whole joyful holiday season!
Kimberly C says
I am all about the sweets during this time. The cookies, the candy, the pie and the list goes on!!
Lisa Barron says
Mashed potatoes and apple pie are my favorites.
sharyl wolter says
My favorite holiday dish is Texas Potatoes. Granted, we could make them anytime, but we dont! Fav dessert is tiramisu.
the latkes of my childhood, perfectly done, with applesauce and sour cream of course!
Amy Rathke says
My favorite holiday dish is a toss-up between the lemon pie my mom makes and the cheesecake my brother makes!
Anne L says
My mom’s peanut brittle!
Theresa Walker says
Yeah for Holiday Baking, just finished making 14 loaves of stollen with homemade chestnut marzipan, black walnut chocolate chip cookies, using my own harvested nuts, yeah for trees too.
Mabel Chan says
my favorite is gingerbread anything!! Gingerbread latte, cookies, snaps…
One of my favorite things to eat during the holidays is homemade Orange Crescent Rolls. Yum!
valerie sobus says
best. giveaway. ever.
and most gorgeous cake ever??! i think so. i made my husband stop watching shark tank to admire it! he was not as starstruck as i was, but whoa, it’s a real beaut. (and i’m sure it tastes incredible). hmmm my favorite holiday dish is less of a dish and more of a dessert: cinnamon rolls. (please don’t judge!) i know it’s not exciting by any means, but i usually ONLY eat cinnamon rolls once a year – christmas week / christmas morning. there’s so fun to make homemade and because i only eat them around this time of year they remind me of so many happy moments 🙂
Sandy Rees says
Christmas would not be the same without an array of cookies. I don’t eat them but love making them for my family. Cinnamon Rolls Christmas morning too.
On Christmas Eve I go over to my neighbors and best friends for our favorite meal together of the year. Carne Asada paired with a cool and crisp jicama salad and a delicious bottle of red wine makes for a very special evening. We then go for a long walk and look at lights. I look forward to this night all year long!
June @ How to Philosophize with Cake says
My favorite holiday dish isn’t really a dish, just a candy–peppermint bark!
This cake looks incredible too 🙂
Favorite holiday dish is sweet potato casserole! More marshmallows the better 🙂
Denise Parker says
I love stollen, the kind with the marzipan in the center.
So many things! But this year I’m especially craving gingerbread and stuffing…just not together 😉
Jasmine L says
So many things, but if I am to pick a “dish”, it would be my mom’s homemade eggnog. Happy Holidays!
Kathy Eyre says
Hands down there is nothing better then a well cooked prime rib for Christmas dinner (with crème brulee for desert)
My favorite holiday dish is sweet potato pie with marshmallows on top. I could eat that every single day.
Sandy Simons says
Cranberries are my absolute favorite , and good for U.T.I.S
My favorite holiday dish most certainly is Vanilla and Orange Cranberry cake! Moist and super delicious!! My guests always come back for more! Thank you for this Anolonilicious giveaway!
1v1 lol says
This cake is everything you’d want in a vanilla and orange crème brûlée. It’s creamy, tangy, and sweet with a subtle crème brûlée flavor. I love the combination of orange and vanilla flavors, so I made sure to include both in this recipe.