Moist chocolate cake studded with cranberries and chocolate chips, served with a delicious cranberry sauce over the top. This Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cake is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert menu.
It’s day 2 of Cranberry Week and we are already in full swing. Great cranberry recipes abound. Just follow #cranberryweek on social media and you will find all kinds of delicious recipes using cranberries!
I brought this Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cake to the table for the event today. It’s a favorite at Thanksgiving and Christmas around here.
It’s a pretty easy, fool-proof recipe that is a big hit anytime I serve it.
I have used both regular baking cocoa, AND dark baking cocoa for this cake. Your choice.
I also usually opt for mini chocolate chips, rather than full size chocolate chips, so you can do what you like.
Because this cake is so rich, we don’t usually top it with anything. But a smooth chocolate ganache would be amazing on it. We simply top it with the very easy Cranberry sauce that I have included for you. It looks beautiful when served.
You can make this cake in a 9×13 pan like I did, or you can make it in 2 9″ round pans, and create a ganache layer for in between. Adjust cooking temperatures accordingly.
The best part of this cake, is how completely versatile it is.
It’s Cranberry Week! See all the other delicious cranberry recipes being shared today (and follow #cranberryweek to see even more):
- Cranberry Apple Crisp from Palatable Pastime
- Cranberry Chocolate Pecan Brownies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chip Cake from Daily Dish Recipes
- Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cookies from Kate’s Recipe Box
- Cranberry Orange Margarita from Simply Inspired Meals
- Cranberry White Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt from Our Good Life
In case you missed yesterdays recipe, I shared Cranberry Butter.
Are you ready to make Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cake?
Make sure to toss the cranberries in the tablespoon of flour. The reason you do this, is to keep the cranberries from sinking to the bottom. It works!
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