Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

We're having Thanksgiving dinner at mom's tomorrow. For dessert I wanted to do something different & festive. I love pineapple upside down cake & thought a cranberry upside down cake sounded like a pretty good idea. I did take a shortcut with a boxed cake mix, but sometimes that's OK. I popped this in the oven just a little bit ago after putting Landon to sleep. Oh my goodness, that baby boy is such a blessing. I am so unbelievably in love with him and so, so thankful.

Cranberry Upside Down Cake
10 tablespoons butter
1 package fresh cranberries (12 ounces)
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 box yellow cake mix

Pan - 9x13, buttered or sprayed with non-stick spray.

Preheat oven to 350.

Place the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Continue cooking for a few more minutes until the sugar starts to caramelize. Then remove from heat, and pour into your prepared cake pan. Sprinkle evenly with the fresh cranberries.

Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter into cake pan over cranberries. Bake for 25 - 35 minutes, or until the top of the cake has browned and starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. Remove from oven and cool for about 15 minutes.

Blessed & Thankful,

Monday, November 23, 2009


Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving. Time is flying by & I'm busier than ever. We have so much to be thankful for this year; we've been blessed with the most amazing little boy. Landon is growing fast & will soon be 3 months old. I'm loving every moment of being a mommy - it's the most amazing feeling. I haven't been spending much time in the kitchen, but I'm going to be making a few things for Thanksgiving. In the meantime, take a look at my recipes for a foolproof turkey and delicious stuffing. I'll be back tomorrow with a great recipe for cranberry upside down cake.

Be thankful,