Saturday, November 27, 2010

ORANGE CRANBERRY TEA CAKE FOR THE HOLIDAYS



I have made this tea cake so many times!  It is a "tea cake" in the truest sense of the word!  It has tea in the cake!  I got this recipe from my Mom and I think it is from the 60's! 

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What I do is double the recipe and actually the cake above is the smaller one of the two cakes...the larger one was put in the freezer now and can be seen still in the pan below:


Besides traditional round or square cakes - there are many other types of tea cakes!  Some are individual cakes dipped in icing and other are "loaves" which are sliced.  This Orange Cranberry Tea Cake is made in a tube pan.  I double it and make 1 large and 1 smaller one which is the one pictured at the top of this page. The cake is very moist and delicious.  Make sure you chop the cranberries open!




You will need: 1 1/2 cups water, 1 cup orange juice, 4 teabags/black tea, 3 cups sifted flour, 1 tsp baking soda,a/2 tsp salt, 1 cup sugar, 4 TB soft butter, 2 eggs, 1 cup chopped cranberries, 1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a small sauce pan bring the water and juice to a boil. Add the teabags and brew 5 minutes, remove the teabags...let it cool.

In another bowl, combine flour, soda and salt. In a larger bowl, mix sugar, butter and beat in eggs.  Now beat in the cool tea mixture, add flour and soda mix and mix till blended.  Stir in cranberries and walnuts.

Turn into a tube pan and bake for 1 hour- watch for burning the top. Cover with foil if browning too much!  Cool 10 minutes

Brush with orange juice (I forgot this) and sift confectioners sugar on top(I forgot that too)  The confectioners sugar will make it really pretty IF YOU REMEMBER TO DO IT!


9 comments:

Carla said...

Dear Bernideen, Love the tea-cake recipe. Love anything with cranberries. Do you have any Russian recipes for a tea? I am co-hosting a Murder Mystery with a murdered Russian Count. thanks...I'll be checking in with you and your gorgeous blog.

Martha said...

I love cranberry anything this time of the year!!! Your cake looks yummy!

Rizzi said...

I LOVE CRANBERRY ORANGE CAKE WITH WALNUTS. I COPIED THE RECIPE. LOOKS SO DELICIOUS.
HAVE A NICE WEEKEND. WE HAD SNOW ON WED, FOR ABOUT 45 MIN., THEN TURNED INTO RAIN.
RIZZI

Willow said...

Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I just love cranberry cakes this time of the year.

Willow

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
thank you for your kind words on my blog. Your recipes are always very special and delicious. So this real tea cake makes me curious. I can imagine that it tastes wonderful because it looks so. Now when the cold season start we will have often a tea time in the afternoon and so I will have lots of possibilities to bake all your nice recipes. Thank you for sharing that.
Greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
Looks like a delicious cake to make for tea. Thanks for sharing your recipe, anything with cranberries is festive.
Judith

Beth said...

Your cake is so pretty, Bernideen! It looks really tasty too. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I'll bet your shop is looking all dressed up for Christmas. And thanks for Vince Gill's rendition of White Christmas - simply beautiful...it WAS Vince, wasn't it?
Hugs, Beth

Anonymous said...

А! Ich habe gemeint, über so etwas auf meiner Webseite Post und ihr habt mir eine Idee. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

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