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Glazed Cranberry Orange Loaf. Super soft & moist because it's made with sour cream - be sure to include this recipe in your holiday baking check list! www.justsotasty.com

Cranberry Orange Loaf

This Glazed Cranberry Orange Loaf is perfect for your holiday baking. Made with sour cream so it's super moist, the sweet orange glaze takes it over the top. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 371kcal


For the Loaf

  • 2 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour , spooned and leveled
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter , melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil , or vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs , room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • ½ cup sour cream , room temperature
  • ½ cup buttermilk , room temperature
  • 1 and ½ cup chopped cranberries , tossed with 2 teaspoons of flour, fresh or frozen

For the Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 and ¼ to 1 and ½ cup icing sugar , sifted


  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9x3x5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, or grease and flour.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl using a hand-held or stand electric mixer, beat together the butter, oil and sugars on medium speed until combined (about 2 minutes). Add in the vanilla and eggs and continue beating (about 30 more seconds).
  • Turn off the mixer and stir in the fresh orange juice, orange zest & sour cream. Then very carefully fold in the flour mixture until almost combined, followed by the buttermilk and cranberries using a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Only fold the batter together until it looks just combined - having a few lumps in the batter is ok. 
  • Pour/spoon the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or unit an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the loaf pan.
  • Once cooled make the glaze. Whisk together the fresh orange juice and the sifted icing sugar together until no lumps remain. Remove the loaf from its pan, and drizzle the glaze over top.


Calories: 371kcal