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Festive Cherry Cranberry Cake

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Make this spectacular delight the "star" of your next holiday meal.


    Festive Cherry Cranberry Cake

  • Cake:

    • 1 cup (250 ml) margarine
    • 1 cup (250 ml) granulated sugar
    • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
    • 1 tsp (5 ml) grated lemon rind
    • 5 eggs
    • 2 cups (500 ml) Five Roses Cake and Pastry Flour
    • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt

  • Filling:

    • 1 can (540 ml) cherry cranberry pie filling

  • Sauce:

    • 1/4 cup (50 ml) margarine
    • 1 cup (250 ml) finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate



In bowl cream together margarine, sugar, vanilla and lemon rind until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Sift flour and salt into mixture in 2-3 batches, mixing well after each. Spread evenly into greased 15 x 10" (39x29 cm) pan. Bake at 350F (180C) for about 20 min. Run knife around edge; let stand 5 min. Remove from pan; cool.


In small saucepan melt margarine, add chocolate and stir until melted. Set aside.

To make layer cake, cut cake into thirds widthwise. Fill each layer with 1/3 of pie filling, stack layers ending with filling on top. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and dust with icing sugar.

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