Cranberry Blueberry Bundt Cake (tart and sweet)

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For the Cake:

  • 2½ cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ cup natural cane sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon ( you can use lemon oil)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries

For the Glaze:

  • 1/3 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, very soft

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Grease and flour a 10-cup Bundt pan; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2½ cups of the all-purpose flour, the baking powder and salt; set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer  use your fingertips to rub together the sugar and lemon zest until the zest is completely incorporated and the sugar is evenly moistened. Add the butter and milk together on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes.

4. Reduce the speed to low and add the eggs one at a time, mixing for a minute after each and scraping down the bowl before adding the next. Add the vanilla and mix briefly to combine.

5. With the mixer still on low, add 1/3 of the flour mixture, beating until just barely combined, followed by ½ the buttermilk, another 1/3 of the flour mixture, the remaining buttermilk and the remaining flour.

6. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries and the remaining 2 tablespoon of all-purpose flour, tossing together so they are evenly coated. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold the berries into the cake batter. Spread the cake batter in the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool the cake on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then turn it out onto a serving platter and let cool completely.

7. Once the cake is cool, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk , cranberries and butter until smooth. The icing should be quite thick (if you’d like it thinner, you can add more milk, a teaspoon at a time, until you get it to the consistency you want).

The cake taste better the following day. This cake gives you a tart and sweet spin on bundt cake.

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