Today’s Cranberry Orange Loaf with Orange Frosting Recipe has a moist, delicate crumb and bursting holiday flavors!
Why we love Cranberry Orange Loaf with Orange Frosting Recipe
Our Cranberry Orange Loaf with Orange Frosting Recipe uses that delicious sourdough start that I keep telling y’all about… have you got one going? (If you do not then simply substitute equal parts sour cream.)
You’ll fall completely in love with it!! Promise. It’s such a fun addition to my kitchen~ it adds a subtle tang to recipes that everyone loves because it’s a new flavor for most of them.
Ingredients in Cranberry Orange Loaf with Orange Frosting Recipe
- light brown sugar
- orange zest
- fresh sourdough start or sour cream
- overripe bananas
- sea salt
- baking soda
- fresh cranberries
- fresh squeezed orange juice
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The Ultimate Sourdough Starter Guide is filled with everything you ever want or need to know about a sourdough starter! What is it? How to does it work? How do I take care of it? AND the very best part… a lot of recipes we’ve created, love, and crave again and again!
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Cranberry Orange Loaf with Orange Frosting Recipe
Today's Cranberry Orange Loaf with Orange Frosting Recipe has a moist, delicate crumb and bursting holiday flavors!
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 cup fresh sourdough start
- 2 overripe bananas, mashed (approx 1 cup)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup fresh cranberries, sliced in half
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- Orange Frosting:
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons heavy whipping
- Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
- Coat 9x5 pan with cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl cream butter.
- Add sugars and cream 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add egg; mix 2 minutes.
- Add vanilla, orange zest, sourdough start, and mashed banana; mix to incorporate.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, sea salt, and baking soda; use a whisk to combine.
- Add flour mixture all at once to wet ingredients; mix until 80% incorporated.
- Add fresh cranberries; gently mix with spatula to combine.
- Do not over mix- a few lumps are okay.
- Evenly spread batter into prepared pan.
- Bake 45-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center removes clean.
- If at 45 minutes the top of the loaf looks very browned, set a piece of foil over the top to protect over browning. ( I needed to do this)
- Cool on rack for 10 minutes, turn out and complete cooling.
- Orange Frosting:
- In a small mixing bowl cream butter.
- Add orange zest; mix.
- Add powdered sugar; mix.
- Add cream 1 tablespoon at a time; mix between additions.
- Spread on top of cooled loaf.
- Slice and serve.
- Enjoy your Cranberry Orange Loaf with Orange Frosting Recipe!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 421mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 4g
More Holiday Desserts
- Gingerbread Cake with White Chocolate Ganache
- Gram’s English Toffee Recipe
- Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars
- Danish Butter Cookies Recipe
- Pear Upside-Down Bundt Cake Recipe
- Gram’s Christmas Caramels
- Nutella Pastry Stars
- Holiday Dark Chocolate Dream Brownies
We hope you’ll enjoy today’s Cranberry Orange Loaf with Orange Frosting Recipe this winter!
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Ruthie & Madeliene
So glad I was one of the lucky ones that got to taste this fabulous bread! I am so happy to see that it has bananas in it. I am always looking for new ways to use those over-ripe bananas!
Good Morning Kara! I’m so glad you liked it… I love my sourdough start 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie
Julie Drabek says
how do I make sourdough start for this recipe
Hi!! You can begin your own sourdough starter … I love to have mine on hand and use it all the time! King Arthur Flour has a good recipe and tips on how to do it… https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/sourdough-starter-recipe