Monday, December 20, 2010

Cranberry Cake

The December cake for the Cake Slice group was a Cranberry Cake, and it was a perfect have around the house type of cake for the holiday season.  I baked it early in the month, for no particular reason except I was craving cake and thought I would give it a try.  The kids thought it was a little tart, they just ate the streusel topping, but my husband and I were big fans and would take little slices every time we walked by the cake.   I really liked the crunchiness of the stresuel topping, plus the top of the cake got a nice sugary crust.  The cake itself is a wonderfully simple recipe and the cranberries can easily be substituted.  Blueberries would be an obvious substitute, chocolate chips would be good.  Even just adding a lemon or orange zest would be nice.  Just thinking about all the possibilities is making me hungry.  I will have to find an excuse to make this again sometime soon in the new year.