Sour Cream Cranberry Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Sour Cream Cranberry Cake with Chocolate Ganache is a fresh cranberry and sour cream cake topped with milk chocolate ganache.

Sour cream and cranberry together, it sounds weird, isn’t it?? Even I was septical to try the recipe but believe the combination is heavenly. It tasted amazing with that little tanginess from fresh cranberries and sweetness from the chocolate ganache.

I had some fresh cranberries and I was looking for a Christmas bake recipe and then I found so many recipes for cranberry sour cream coffee cake. Then I made my eggless version and topped it with ganache.

Bakethon– Day 12
Dish-Cranberry Sour Cream Cake

Cranberry Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Fresh cranberries and sour cream combined together in this delicious cake and topped with milk chocolate ganache. 

Course: Cakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Ganache
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a square baking tray with butter and dust with flour.

  2. In a mixing bowl sprinkle, some dry flour on to the cranberries and set-aside.

  3. In another mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder.

  4. Beat sugar and butter in a bowl until soft and pale in colour. Stir in sour cream and vanilla extract.

  5. Add the flour mixture to the sour cream one in two batches. Stir in cranberries and gently fold in to combine.

  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking tray and bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until checked by skewer

  7. Remove the cake and cool completely before frosting.

For ganache
  1. In a saucepan start cooking the cream for few minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Mix with the spatula until smooth.

  3. Pour the ganache over the cake into the baking tray. Let it set in the refrigerator.

  4. Slice into desired shape and serve.

Recipe Notes

You may bake the cake in round cake tin and frost with ganache.

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This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017

Best Regards,
Sapana Behl

5 comments on “Sour Cream Cranberry Cake with Chocolate Ganache”

  1. Oh that surely looks and sounds sinful Sapana..

  2. Vaishali says:

    I am drooling over this cake Sapna , the ganache looks so sinful , seriously feel like eating a piece of this cake .

  3. Priya says:

    Those beautiful cake slices with chocolate ganache tempts me a lot. Fresh cranberries in a cake,wow am loving it.

  4. I guess the ganache would beautifully cut into the tartness of the cranberries! Didn’t get them since I was not sure how I would have them… but this cake looks like a good enough reason I must get them next time I find them on the shelves!

  5. Sometimes I feel envious that you people get all those fresh berries to try in your bakes 🙁
    That thick layer of ganache on the cranberry cake is prompting me to pick it up….Aww! If I could pick.

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