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Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with an Orange Glaze

This Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with an Orange Glaze is the perfect dessert recipe for the holidays. It’s easy to make and has the best combination of sweet and tart flavors from the cranberries.

If you enjoyed this easy bundt cake recipe you should also try my Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with an Orange Glaze

So it is Saturday afternoon as I’m writing this, little man and big man aka “the husband” are out for the count taking a nap together and I’m trying to get a little work done.

My husbands brother and his family leave for Ecuador this coming Thursday for a year so we have spent a majority of the weekend helping them with a garage sale, painting around the house, and just spending time with them. Every time its time to go, Cason just starts crying because he doesn’t want to leave his cousins and stop playing.

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It breaks my heart to think of how he’ll be when they won’t be just “down the street” and we have to say goodbye to them.

This week has been crazy and I have been cutting things down to the wire lately  so I decided to try and get a little ahead.

As I’ve been “running” from activity to activity this week I whipped up this Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake.

Cranberry Orange Cake Recipe

This Bunt Cake Recipe Has The Best Orange Glaze

Can you believe I’ve never made one before? I know crazy right!

Because it was my “freshmen” run at making a bundt cake I had a definite mishap. Fortunately I was able to get the cake out of the pan without a hassle but when I was pouring the glaze on top I did it when the bundt cake was on the serving platter. Definitely a no no.

The glaze was dripping down the sides and looked beautiful… until it started to form puddles of glaze on the platter which then caused the bottom of the bundt cake to soak up the glaze. Not so good.

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How To Glaze A Bundt Cake

Lesson of the day when making bundt cakes with glaze, make sure you put the cake on a cooling rack with a plate underneath then pour the glaze on so that it drips down through the rack onto the other plate and you can transfer the cake to a serving platter. Looking absolutely beautiful!

Ya live and you learn.

Recipe For Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

I Love The Cranberry And Orange Flavors Of This Cake

The good news is this Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake was still amazing and definitely not shy on flavor. It is not overly sweet, which is a pleasant surprise. The natural fresh flavors of the cranberries and orange is what sticks out the most, which is my favorite part of this cake …. and I know it will be your favorite too!

This Cake is perfect for the Holidays, I hope it makes a debut on your table soon!

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake Recipe

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A Fresh Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake Topped with Orange Glaze

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with an Orange Glaze

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 16 pieces 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with an Orange Glaze is the perfect dessert recipe for the holidays. It’s easy to make and has the best combination of sweet and tart flavors from the cranberries.


  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest
  • 1/3 cup of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries (or frozen, just make sure they are thawed)
  • Orange Glaze:
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and orange zest.
  3. In a small bowl, mix orange juice, greek yogurt, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry mixture until combine.
  5. Add in cranberries and slowly mix to combine.
  6. Spray bundt cake pan with PAM.
  7. Add batter to pan.
  8. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out of clean.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Flip cake pan upside down and slowly remove cake from pan and place on a cooling rack with plate underneath.
  10. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk, and orange juice. Whisk until powdered sugar is combined and there are no more lumps.
  11. Slowly pour glaze over bundt cake let glaze harden and serve!

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22 comments on “Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with an Orange Glaze”

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    Eric Mihaloew

    You do realize that dethawed means frozen, that is, if one is to believe it is an actual word.

    1. Yup, good call. I guess that’s what happens when you write recipes in a hurry. Mistakes. 🙂 Thank you for the correction. Just updated it!

      1. I only have plain Greek yogurt on hand…can I just use that and add a little extra vanilla?

          1. I Just made this and it was so dry I couldn’t even mix it. I added some more wet ingredients. I’m not sure why it was so dry??????? I measured everything just as the recipe says.

          2. The batter is a little thicker than most but the end product is still so moist Kimberly! I hope you liked it!

          3. This cake is in the oven….I wish I had noticed that the dry ingredients were way to much for the amount of liquid. It was a huge lump of dough.! i had to add a ton of liquid just to get it out of the bowl into any sort of cake batter consistency. I think your measurements are way off!

          4. I’m so sorry it turned out bad for you. When I made this recipe, as I do all of mine, the batter was thicker than most but turned out great. I will definitely try to remake it though.

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    Oh wow, it sounds fantastic and look gorgeous! Oh, I want to smell it…and then bite it 🙂

  3. Whoo–congrats on your bundt cake inauguration! This is an awesome way to kick butt the very first time through. Love these flavors–so bright and sunshiney! Thanks for sharing, Krista.

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    Marti @ SewliciousHomeDecor

    This looks delicious!! I never made a bundt cake until I started blogging last year lol….and did the same thing with the icing, thanks for the tip…I couldn’t figure out how to prevent it from getting on the platter!! 🙂

  5. Cranberry and orange go perfectly together, it’s one of my favorite combos! Love the greek yogurt in this. Beautiful cake!

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    Krista, this is gorgeous!! And thank you for the cooling rack tip…I would have definitely done that same thing! I can’t wait to make this for the holidays. Pinned!

    1. haha… ya live and ya learn. Unfortunately my learn still had to be photographed… hahaha.. luckily it still looked tasty! Thanks for the pin girlie!