Cranberry Mascarpone Cake with Creamy Butter Sauce

Posted: 12/11/2012

During the Holidays, sweet recipes are being posted and written about every minute of the day. I love seeing all the ideas for delicious, well displayed desserts that I can use for my self when going to holiday parties or visiting the family around this time of year. Here is a yummy idea involving mascarpone and cranberries: both perfect foods for this season.

Ingredients:

2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 3/4 cups flour, divided
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup (4 ounces)Crave Brothers Mascarpone Cheese, softened
1 teaspoon orange zest

Creamy Butter Sauce:
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons whiskey, optional
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces

 

Cooking Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. In mixing bowl, cream eggs and sugar. Add sour cream and vanilla. Set aside. In small bowl, combine cranberries, almonds and 2 tablespoons flour. Toss to coat.

In separate bowl, combine remaining flour, baking soda and baking powder. Blend into sour cream mixture. Fold in cranberry mixture.

Spread batter into a buttered and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan. In a small bowl, combine Mascarpone and orange zest. Drop by spoonfuls over batter.

Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.

For sauce:

Combine sugar, cream and whiskey in medium saucepan. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla and let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in butter, one piece at a time until all of the butter has been incorporated into sauce. Serve at room temperature over cake.

*Recipe from eatwisconsincheese.com

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