Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cranberry Mini Cake

I have a tub of plain yoghurt sitting in the fridge. I tried using some to make chicken pie for my dad and still some leftover so I used it up to make this cranberry cake. Thanks to Gina of KitchenCapers as I got this recipe from her and I have only made it once before. This will be the second time making it again. Jonathan ate quite a few but he dug up all the cranberry and gave it to his dad. Jon is like that, he will dig up all the fruits in the konnayku jelly and only eat the jelly. Strange boy.




Cranberry Cake

110g butter
200g castor sugar (I reduced to 150g)
200g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g dried cranberries
200ml plain white yoghurt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp melted margarine(for brushing on cupcake tray)

1. In a small bowl, add yoghurt and cranberries to mix together (I have added a tablespoon of Lemoncino (lemon liquer) into this).
2. Let it stand for 30 mins(room temperature).
3. in a cake mixer bowl, add butter and sugar to beat till creamy.
4. Add eggs, 1 at a time to mix.
5. Add vanilla essence to mix.
6. Turn off cake mixer.
7. Add cranberry yoghurt mixture and mix with a spoon till evenly mixed.
8. Fold in sifted flour/baking powder till well blended.
9. Brush cupcake tray with melted margarine.
10. Spoon mix into each cup.
11. Baked in preheated oven 180C for 20 mins till golden brown.
12. Serve warm.


may said...

yumm..this cake looks yummy, can i substitute the cranberries with raisins.. cos i hardly find cranberries at my place..

Gina Choong said...

LeeLee, I found that if you use the Dried Cranberries from Ocean Spray, USA, you may need to reduce the sugar more. Its sweeter than the ones from Carrefour or other brands, may need to add more sugar. Try this cake recipe with Bailey Cream..also very good. :)

Family First said...

Looks really good. Sometimes I too have a tub of yoghurt or milk sitting in the fridge ... I really hate to waste but sometimes really no time to bake at all.

bloggerooi said...

It looks good, yummy.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, yumm,...
May want to substitute the margarine with butter coz hydrogenated fat is bad for you

Hugbear said...

The margarine is only for oiling the moulds. You can use butter to oil it too. For me, I used oil.

Unknown said...

Lee Lee, can I have the recipe for the log cake which you baked. If you dun mind, pls email to me at

Thank you in advance for yr kindness.


Hugbear said...

Hi Serene, just use my swissroll recipe to bake the swissroll. You can either fill it up with whipped cream, buttercream or jam and roll it up into a swissroll. Use more whipped cream to cream logcake and decorate as appropriate. This is how I do mine too.

Anonymous said...


Is it okay for me to ask some questions with regard to your buttercake recipe?

If I don’t want to use self raising flour, just the normal plain flour, how many grams should I measure and do I need to add baking soda? May I know is there a reason to use evaporated milk instead of fresh milk?

Thanks so much!


Unknown said...

Thank you LeeLee for yr preious advise.

Hugbear said...

Hi Amateur,

If you are replacing with plain flour you use 1 tsp of baking powder to 250g of flour.

Reason for using evaporated milk is because it gives a richer taste to the buttercake as opposed to using freshmilk.

Anonymous said...

Hi Baking Mum

Can i check with u, the recipe can make how many cranberry cake?


Hugbear said...

Hi June, I made it mini size and I can get around 28-30 pcs.

jjloo said...

Hi June,
I chanced upon your blog on another forum. May I know whether you do customised cake to sell? Because your 'products' all look delicious. Please email me at

Anonymous said...

Hi Lee Lee,

Your cranberry cake looks so perfect inside!
I can't find lemon liquer anywhere, not in phoon huat also. Can i know where you bought it ? Or can i omit it? Thanks, yanna

Hugbear said...

Yanna, just omit it. Not necessary if you don't have.

Anonymous said...

hi can i replace the fruit with chocolate chips?

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