Friday, February 14, 2014

Cranberry Valentine :: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
from Cranberry Valentine (affiliate link)

1 box of yellow cake mix
4 to 5 cups raw cranberries (we forgot to measure and used one bag... probably pretty close)
2 1/2 cups of white sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
1 stick of butter (1/4 lb.)
1 cup of walnut halves or pieces


Preheat oven to 350˚.

Slice the stick of butter in thin pieces.  Distribute the pieces evenly over the bottom of a 9-13-inch pan or a large round one.  (We used a 12 inch heart pan - affiliate link) Sprinkle the walnut halves or pieces over the butter.

Wash and dry the cranberries, and pour them over the nuts.

 Add the white sugar and the brown sugar, spreading evenly over the cranberries.   

Mix the sugar and the cranberries slightly.

Follow the directions on the box to prepare the yellow cake mix, and pour it over everything.


Bake at 350˚ for 40 to 50 minutes.  It is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Let cool for 10 minutes.  Then, with a knife, loosen the cake from the edges of the pan, and turn over on a plate.  Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Happy St. Valentine's Day! 

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  1. ooohh...I have a big bag of frozen cranberries in the freezer. I'm going to try it with those. I was wondering what to do with them all. This will use up probably half of them.

  2. Last year, I saw the recipe on the back of the book, but it was too late to find any cranberries anywhere, so this year, I made sure I bought a few extra bags and put them in the freezer. LOL Looking forward to making this with my little girl this year.