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Champagne Loaf Cake with Sugared Cranberries

This Champagne Loaf Cake with Sugared Cranberries is a moist and tender cake with a sweet glaze. The Sugared Cranberries make a festive topping, making this a beautiful cake to ring in the new year.

If you're looking for more New Year's recipes, check out my Holiday Punch, Simple Confetti Cake, or my Rosemary Meatball Bites.

champagne loaf cake with sugared cranberries
champagne loaf cake with sugared cranberries

Why You'll Love This Recipe

This Champagne Loaf Cake with Sugared Cranberries is a stunning cake to serve for New Year's! The Sugared Cranberries on top make this cake super festive and incredibly easy!

Make sure to make the Sugared Cranberries ahead of time so they have time to cool. You can even make them a few days in advance as well. If you're planning a New Year's Eve party, this Champagne Loaf Cake with Sugared Cranberries would be an amazing dessert.

champagne loaf cake with sugared cranberries

Tips for Champagne Loaf Cake with Sugared Cranberries

• Have your cranberries made and ready to go. I like to make them a day ahead of time so they are just a topper and I can focus on the cake.

• Make sure you are using a USA Pan 1 1/4 pound loaf pan.

• Use champagne that you like the flavor of because you will taste it in the cake and especially in the frosting.

• Make sure your butter is soft, and your milk and eggs are at room temperature. This will help make the smoothest cake batter, which makes a softer and delicate cake.

• Don't be afraid to bake your cake a little longer if it needs it. Use a toothpick or a butter knife to stick into the middle of the cake to make sure it comes out clean. If it's wet, then you can bake it a little bit longer, try 5 minutes at a time and go from there.

champagne loaf cake with sugared cranberries

Why Organic

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

champagne loaf cake with sugared cranberries

Champagne Loaf Cake with Sugared Cranberries

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



This champagne loaf cake is topped with a sweet champagne glaze and sugared cranberries. It makes the perfect holiday cake.


  • Sugared Cranberries (find recipe here)

  • Batter
  • 3/4 cup (170 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 226 grams (1 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

  • 3 organic large eggs, room temperature

  • 3/4 cup organic milk, room temperature

  • 255 grams (2 cups) organic all purpose flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • Zest of 1 organic lemon

  • Glaze
  • 142 grams (1 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 3 tablespoons champagne



    • Gluten Free – Replace the flour with 269 grams (1 3/4 cups) organic gluten free flour blend.
    • High Altitude – Bake at 350°F for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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