Tuesday, November 9, 2010

TWD: Not-Just-For-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread Cake

Four thumbs up for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection! Jessica of Singleton in the Kitchen chose a shortbread cookie-type cake with a delicious cranberry-orange jam filling.



The cranberry-orange jam only takes a few minutes to make and would be delicious anytime. You can control the tartness by tasting the finished jam and adding more sugar, if necessary. I only added one tablespoon more and it turned out perfectly -- neither too sweet nor too tart.



For the cake part, you spread the jam between two shortbread layers in a 9" springform pan, sprinkle with sugar, then bake until the top is golden brown. This might require a few additional minutes.



The end result is wonderful. Why do I know this, aside from tasting it?




My daughter took some in her lunch today.

That says it all.



Next week, it will be my turn to make dessert for my quilt group. I was planning on making the Cranberry Upside Down Cake, but now I'm torn between that and this dessert. Decisions, decisions.

Jessica has the recipe posted on her website, and the other TWD bakers have their versions and opinions posted on theirs.

12 comments:

Nickki said...

Looks delicious! You know it's a good recipe when the kids like it, right? Great job :-)

Cakelaw said...

It looks great Judy! I am envious of having fresh cranberries on hand - what a gorgeous colour your jam is.

Peggy said...

for some reason, your link said Judy's Gross Eats does not exist when in fact, it DOES!! Love your cake. Wasn't this a great recipe!

Mary said...

I love the thick layer of jam you got in yours. Glad it was such a success! I think it'll be hard to choose a dessert to make for your quilt group, but what about the galette? That might get thrown in the mix too!
:)

Karen said...

Isn't that the highest compliment? When you kids take something you have baked in their lunch? :) Your cake looks perfect!

Sweet and Savory said...

Kids are the measure of success. It is so easy for them to turn their noses up to our efforts. When they give it a pass, you know it is good.

Tia said...

it looks great - that 1 pic with the sun shining is AWESOME.

TeaLady said...

So incredibly easy to be so incredibly good. Looks just pefect.

Kayte said...

Perfect place to serve that dessert next. I can think of several uses for that jam...oh, yeah!! Love the photos, makes it all look easy and delicious...because it was, easy and delicious!

AmyRuth said...

Looks delicious and didn't you love the color of the cooked cranberries? This is a jewel! Nicely done!
AmyRuth

Jacque said...

I'm glad you liked it. Yours looks like the perfect sandwich cookie-cake :)

Jessica said...

Wow! This made the lunchbox?! That's a pretty big deal where I come from. I'm so glad you enjoyed this pick. Thanks for baking along with me!