Cranberry Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

A very festive little cake for the tables.
The colors and flavors are just a perfect match!


Cranberry Mint Chip Cake Recipe

6 tablespoons butter
1/2 plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup mint chocolate chips or crushed Andes chocolate candy

Beat sugar and butter together. Add the eggs, spice, peel, salt and flour.  Fold in the cranberries and chips.
Pour into a small greased brownie style pan.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup softened cream cheese
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup mint chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 few teaspoons water

With the exception of the cranberries and chips, stir all the rest of the ingredients together to make a thick frosting.

Frost cooled cake, top with cranberries and chips or crushed candy.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

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