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Cranberry Caramel Cake

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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16
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Combine a cornucopia of holiday flavours - eggnog, pumpkin pie spice, and cranberries to dress up golden cake mix, then top with easy homemade caramel.
Created Nov 5, 2012
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* Golden Cake Mix
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup (250 mL) light eggnog or milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped walnuts

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping cream


  • 1
    Heat oven to 325ºF. Grease and lightly flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan, or spray with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin pie spice, eggnog, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Pour into pan.
  • 2
    Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted near centre comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn cake upside down onto cooling rack; remove pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Heat to boiling. Cook about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Stir in whipping cream. Return to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Serve warm sauce over cake.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Freezing Info: Bake this cake up to two months in advance and let it cool; seal it in two layers of plastic wrap and freeze it. Thaw the wrapped cake at room temperature for two hours.
  • Tip 2
    To Make Sauce In Microwave: To make sauce in microwave, place butter in 4-cup microwavable measuring cup. Microwave uncovered on High about 1 minute or until melted. Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring once halfway through cook time. Stir in whipping cream. Microwave uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until mixture boils, stirring once halfway through cook time.

Nutrition Information

370 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 45g Total Carbs, 31g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 16 Servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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