Festive Holiday Cakes

Cranberry Layer Cake

By An Edible Mosaic

Sugared cranberries are optional, but add pretty holiday bling to this cake!

Pro tip

Step 1

Make the cake batter, divide it into 2 cake pans, and bake.

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Step 2

Cool each cake completely, and then carefully use a serrated knife to slice each in half horizontally, so you end up with 4 layers of cake.

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Step 3

Make the buttercream. Place 1 cake round on a cake plate. Spread on a layer of buttercream.

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Step 4

Top with 6 tablespoons cranberry sauce, and then spread it out onto an even layer on top of the buttercream. Repeat this process twice.

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Step 5

Place the final cake round on top. Frost the top and sides of the cake. I like to do a thin layer of frosting on the outside for a "naked cake" look. Decorate the top with sugared cranberries if desired. Enjoy!

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Soft, moist vanilla cake with cranberry filling and vanilla buttercream.