Orange & Cranberry Loaf Cake

This Orange & Cranberry Loaf Cake has the delicious flavours of Winter in the form of a moist cake topped with a tasty drizzle. It is perfect for any gathering, especially over the Christmas period. 

Course Cake
Cuisine British
Keyword Cranberry, Orange, Loaf Cake, Drizzle
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 359 kcal
Author Curly


  • 85 g dried cranberries
  • 70 ml orange juice approx 1 orange
  • 225 g margarine
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 g plain flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 orange zest
  • 120 g fat free yogurt

For the drizzle

  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice from the soaked cranberries
  • 1 tbsp orange juice


  1. Add the cranberries to a bowl with the juice of one orange (approx 70ml). Cover and allow to soak for one hour 

  2. Preheat the oven to 170ºC (fan assisted 190ºC non fan) and line a 2lb loaf tin 

  3. Cream the margarine and sugar together for a couple of minutes until pale and fluffy

  4. Add in the eggs one at a time mixing after each addition 

  5. Add in the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and orange zest and mix until completed combined

  6. Add in the yogurt and cranberries reserving the juice they have been soaking in. Mix until just combined 

  7. Pour the cake mix into the lined tin and level. Bake in the oven for 55-60 minutes until golden brown and a cocktail stick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes or so before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely 

  8. Once the cake is completely cool, make the drizzle by mixing the orange juice that the cranberries were soaked in with the additional orange juice and icing sugar. Drizzle across the cake and serve 

Recipe Notes

You want the drizzle to be thin enough to actually drizzle but not too thin so it runs off the cake. Add more juice to thin it or a touch more icing sugar to thicken if needed. 

Nutritional information is given as a guide only.

Nutrition Facts
Orange & Cranberry Loaf Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 201mg9%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 9.5mg12%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.