Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Orange&Cranberry Mini Loaves

Prep / Total time :  2 hours  15 minutes       Serves  18

2             cups all-purpose flour
3             teaspoons  baking powder
1/2          teaspoon salt
1/2          cup sugar
1/3          cup vegetable oil
2             tablespoons  grated orange  peel
1             container  (8 ounces) sour cream
2             eggs  , slightly beaten
1             cup frozen cranberries 
1/3          cup Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Frosting  ( from 1-pound container)
1             teaspoon grated  orange peel

1 .    Heat oven  to 350*F . Grease bottoms and sides  of 3 (5x3-inch ) loaf pans  with shortening  ; lightly  flour , in medium bowl  , mix flour  , baking powder  and salt  . In another  medium bowl  , mix sugar  , oil and 2 tablespoons  orange peel  with wire whisk  until blended  . Stir in sour cream  and eggs  until well mixed . Add sugar mixture  to flour mixture  , gently stirring  just until blended . Gently stir  in 1/2 cup of the frozen cranberries .
2 .      Divide batter evenly  among the pans  , sprinkle remaining  1/2 cup  frozen  cranberries over the loaves .
3.        Bake 45 to 50 minutes  or until  toothpick  inserted  in center  comes out clean . Cool 10 minutes  . Run knife  around sides  of pans  to loosen loaves  ; remove  from pans  to cooling rack . Cool completely , about  1 hour .      


  1. Hi Nee, It is finally snowing here, and I love it! Your post is a perfect goodie to have with a cup of tea. Especially on a day like today. A nice warm oven, baking this luscious cake....the aroma of this cake baking is enticing. Love Orange and cranberry together, makes a delicious piece of moist cake. Thanks for your recipe...Blessings Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie , I know the snow is beautiful , it's cold here and hopefully we will get some snow . the aroma is enticing and make the coming holidays more enjoyable ... a second helping in my home and everything is gone :) thanks for stopping by . :).

  2. The flavors of orange and cranberry are so good at this time of year! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Nellie , love the smell of fruits and herbs this time of year , cooking with them gives the house a great aroma smell that lasts . Thanks for stopping by :).

  3. Hi Nee, these mini loaves look so cute. Just want to have a bite for tea!

  4. Hi Cheah , the minis are really yummy thanks for stopping by :)

  5. oh nee, this looks terrific and the citrusy flavour sounds great!

  6. Hi Lena , it has a very citrusy flavor and you will enjoy it , thanks for stopping by :)


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