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Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake

Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake

This Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake is the perfect Winter cake or holiday dessert. Not only is it beautiful, but it is oh-so-delicious. The cake is full of light citrus flavor and the bursts of tart cranberries are the perfect complement. I chose to dust the cake with powdered sugar rather than make an icing, and for me it was perfectly sweet. Replacing the oil with flavored Greek yogurt kept the cake light and also allowed me to use less sugar. No one will know the difference!

Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake

I’ve always loved the orange-cranberry flavor combination, and as soon as we received a bundt pan from our wedding registry I knew this was what I wanted to make first. This cake comes together very quickly and it’s a great way to impress your guests for the holidays or surprise your family with a sweet treat for dessert.

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Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake

Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups +1 tablespoon of white whole wheat flour, divided (I use King Arthur Flour)
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ¾ cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 (5.3 oz) container nonfat lemon or orange Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a bundt pan with cooking spray and dust with a tablespoon of the flour.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining 3 cups of flour with the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and egg whites together until beaten. Add the buttermilk, yogurt, orange juice, zest and vanilla and whisk together until well combined. Stir in cranberries and then add the bowl of wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir together until flour is mixed in and a batter forms. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. Invert the pan over a cooling rack (I placed a cutting mat under the rack to catch the powdered sugar) so that the cake slides out onto the rack. Dust the powdered sugar over the top of the cake and serve.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints:
7 per (1/16th) slice (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
4 per (1/16th) slice (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
177 calories, 34 g carbs, 19 g sugars, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 6 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

adapted from epicurious

   
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12 Responses to “Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake”

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — December 4, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    I’ve been completely obsessed with cranberries lately. I think I went through 3 bags of them this week alone! This cake sounds delicious and it would definitely be a gorgeous addition to the holiday table. 🙂

    • Emily Bites replied: — December 6th, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

      Thanks Lauren! I am cranberry obsessed as well 🙂

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    Jessy @ The Life Jolie — December 4, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

    Ok, this looks delicious and as Lauren mentioned is really pretty too. I’ll definitely need to make this!

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    Sandra — December 5, 2014 @ 9:17 am

    Would this work as muffins? Sounds yummy!

    • Emily Bites replied: — December 6th, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

      Sure!

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    Patrice — December 5, 2014 @ 9:22 am

    Do you think there would be enough flavor if I use plain Greek yogurt? Or would the flavor change be too much if I use honey-flavored? We buy our yogurt at the farmer’s market, and they don’t have lemon or orange-flavored.

    • Emily Bites replied: — December 6th, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

      It’s hard for me to say since I haven’t made it that way, but the honey flavored would probably be yummy! Some of the sweetness in the cake comes from the yogurt, so I wouldn’t use plain.

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    Margaret — December 7, 2014 @ 11:47 pm

    I made this cake today and it tasted okay but the texture was too spongy for me. The birds will love it tomorrow.

    • Emily Bites replied: — December 8th, 2014 @ 9:31 am

      Sorry to hear you didn’t love it. Hopefully the birds will enjoy!

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    Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy — December 8, 2014 @ 8:31 am

    This looks so yummy! Cranberries are so pretty and Christmas-y. Very nice photographs too!

    • Emily Bites replied: — December 8th, 2014 @ 9:30 am

      Thanks Marjorie! 🙂

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    Danielle — December 8, 2015 @ 9:35 pm

    This looks good and so pretty! I’m making this tomorrow, but I’ll have to use vanilla greek yogurt because after looking at all three grocery stores in my little town, I couldn’t find any citrus flavor. Hopefully the vanilla won’t change the flavor too much. I’ll add an some extra zest and juice to up the orange factor a little. Can’t wait to try it!

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