Embrace the delightful fusion of tart cranberries and rich cream cheese in our exquisite Cranberry Bliss Loaf. This original recipe is sure to captivate your taste buds with its luscious texture and harmonious blend of flavors. Perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy family gathering or a special treat for yourself, this mouthwatering creation will become a cherished addition to your baking repertoire.
Ingredients for Cranberry Bliss Loaf:
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 cups of cranberries, either fresh or frozen
- 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
- An 18 oz. package of cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Preheat and Prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to a toasty 350°F (175°C). Then, generously grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with non-stick spray or butter, ensuring your loaf slides out effortlessly when it’s ready.
- Creamy Blend: In a sizable mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, combine the softened butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar. Blend them into a creamy, dreamy concoction that sets the stage for the loaf’s decadence.
- Eggceptional Addition: Add the eggs one at a time, taking your time to incorporate each one into the mixture. This step ensures a velvety texture and even distribution of the ingredients. Don’t forget to introduce the vanilla extract for that extra layer of flavor.
- Dry Meets Wet: In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. This dry mixture will be the perfect partner for the wet ingredients. Slowly, yet lovingly, fold the dry mixture into the wet one until the two become inseparable. This step requires patience but is the secret to a flawless loaf.
- Cranberry Dance: It’s time for cranberries to join the party! Gently fold in the cranberries into the batter, letting their vibrant color and tangy burst infuse the mixture with magic.
- Bake to Perfection: Carefully pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan, ensuring it’s spread evenly. Place the pan into your preheated oven and let it bake for approximately 60 to 70 minutes. To ensure it’s ready, insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, like a little kitchen wizard’s wand, your Cranberry Bliss Loaf is done.
- Let It Rest: Before indulging in this delicious creation, allow your Cranberry Bliss Loaf to cool for about 15 minutes. This resting period lets the flavors settle and ensures the perfect slice every time.
The Cream Cheese Cranberry Loaf, now reborn as our Cranberry Bliss Loaf, is a symphony of flavors, a delightful treat that will delight your senses and impress your friends and family. It’s a blend of tart cranberries and creamy goodness that creates a dessert worth savoring. This recipe is your gateway to creating a little piece of culinary heaven. Enjoy!
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