Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cake

Cranberry-studded citrus cake with orange and white chocolate buttercream!

Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cake recipe with white chocolate buttercream.

Hi all!  Who else finished their Christmas shopping today?  Just me?   Whether you've been done for months or haven't even started, I hope you have been enjoying the season so far.  I was waiting to write something a bit more profound than this, but I've been busy and just couldn't wait to share this cake any longer. I've had the photos uploaded for weeks, but couldn't think of anything to really say... You could call it writer's block, but I've actually been writing the most I've ever written since my first cookbook.  You see, my manuscript is due in February, so in between Christmas activities with Everett, I've been frantically typing recipes.

Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cake recipe with white chocolate buttercream.
Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cake recipe with white chocolate buttercream.
Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cake recipe with white chocolate buttercream.

The good thing is, this cake doesn't need much on an introduction. I bet $20 that you just drool over the pics and don't even read this.  Hehe, just kidding.  But isn't this the cutest cake?!?!?!  I think it's adorable, festive, and totally what we all need right now - whether you are deep into manuscript writing or just trying to survive the holidays. In a season full of gingerbread and spice, make this bright and citrusy Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cake!

I used to bake these flavors together in cupcake form at my old bakery near the holidays. It’s been more than a few years, and I am so excited to be bringing them back and sharing the recipe with you all this season. I like to add a touch of ground cloves, but cinnamon would be a fine substitute. I used to pair the cupcakes with champagne buttercream for a festive twist on a mimosa-inspired flavour combination, but today I opted for white chocolate buttercream with a hint orange. I was a bit hesitant myself, but the smooth, creamy white chocolate pairs quite nicely with just a touch of fresh orange zest. If white chocolate and citrus flavors together don’t appeal to you, then I won’t be mad if you leave one of them out. Or go for the champagne version!
— Tessa for The Cake Blog
Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cake recipe with white chocolate buttercream.
Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cake recipe with white chocolate buttercream.

Find the full recipe and instructions on The Cake Blog!