Cranberry Bread with Orange Glaze


Orange-glazed Juicy cranberries abound in the soft, delicate crumb of cranberry bread. Like our well-known Banana Bread, this loaf keeps its moisture for a few days and has the ideal amount of sweet and sour flavor.

This cranberry loaf is a replica of the one from my favorite bakery, and it turned out even better thanks to additional cranberries and the addition of an orange glaze. You’ll enjoy each bite.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


Cranberry Bread Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butte
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

Orange Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest



How to Make Cranberry Orange Bread:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 6 cup, then sprinkle it with flour and tap off any extra.
  2. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing basin.
  3. Orange juice, milk, and orange zest (save 1 tsp of the zest for the glaze) should all be combined in a measuring cup. Place aside.
  4. Cream the butter and granulated sugar on medium-high speed in a sizable mixing bowl (2-3 minutes on high speed). It won’t be smooth; it will only be blended. Two large eggs should be added and thoroughly combined.
  5. Alternately add the milk mixture and flour mixture, mixing on medium/low speed just long enough for each addition to be mixed. Anytime you need to, use a spatula to scrape the bowl’s sides.
  6. Cranberries should be mixed with 1/2 tsp flour before being gently folded into the batter. In the prepared pan, spread the batter evenly. Bake for 45–50 minutes at 350°F, or until the top is brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. After 10 to 15 minutes of cooling in the pan, remove the loaf from the pan and transfer it to a wire rack to finish cooling before glazing.

To Make the Glaze:

  1. Combine powdered sugar, orange juice, and the teaspoon of zest you set aside in a another bowl. until smooth, stir. It should have the consistency of light rain. To thin it out or thicken it, add additional orange juice or powdered sugar.


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