Cranberry Cake with Tangerine Frosting

This cake is tart and sweet and festive all at once. —Sandy Gaulitz, Spring, Texas

Directions Line the bottoms of two greased 8-in. square or 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes....

  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Cooking time: 35 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
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  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups plus 2 tablespoons cake flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tangerine or orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated tangerine or orange peel
  • Optional toppings: sugared cranberries, candied tangerine or orange slices and red sprinkles

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