Tuesday, November 9, 2010


One satisfying thing about baking this recipe--and one that is confirmation that I do love to bake--is that this cake needs a 9" spring form pan and I had it!  (My baking pan collection is growing!  I also have one 10" and two 8" spring form pans.)

This cake seemed simple in that you make a jam of cranberries, orange and sugar and then while it is cooling, you make a soft dough which is chilled for 15 minutes or so.  Then half of the dough is rolled into a circle, just big enough to fit into the pan.  The jam is smeared on and then the other half of the dough is placed on top.  A little sprinkle of sugar and into the oven it goes.  The hardest thing was to allow it to cool to room temperature.

My guests and I loved the result!  It was oh so pretty, the cakey-shortbread was terrific and the cranberries worked well--not too tart and not too sweet.

I meant to take pictures all along the way, but only got this one picture of the last piece.
Thanks to Jessica for choosing the recipe this week for the Tuesdays with Dorie crowd.


  1. Great looking cake and it was so delicious you are lucky to have gotten your one picture of it before it was all gone! Love your plate too. Very pretty.

  2. Beautiful plate.

    I only have a 9" spring form pan...I think I'm gonna need to invest in some more bakeware.

  3. It is fun to add to the baking collection isn't it? :) Your cake looks fantastic!

  4. I baked 1/2 recipe in my new 6 inch spring form pan. It was cute. Can one have too many pans?? I think not. Love your plate.

  5. yours looks wonderful. great last slice pic.

  6. Peggy, the best thing about hosting this week is that I stumble upon wonderful new blogs like yours! I'm so happy that you and your tasters enjoyed this cake. I can't tell you how many times I've baked for gatherings and I've neglected to take photos until I realize there's just a little piece left. Your slice of cake looks lovely (just like the plate it's resting on). Thanks so much for baking along with me this week!