Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until slightly thickened and lemon-colored, about 5 minutes. Add butter and extract; beat 2 minutes. Gradually stir in flour just until combined. Stir in cranberries and pecans. Spread in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. If desired, serve each piece with whipped cream and a cranberry.
Cranberry Christmas Cake Tips
Should frozen cranberries be measured before or after they are thawed?
If you use frozen cranberries for this recipe, you should measure them frozen. Frozen cranberries are the same shape and size as fresh cranberries, but once they’re thawed the cranberries will shrink and take up less space—so you’ll want to avoid adding too many cranberries to the recipe by measuring them after they’re thawed. Check out our tips for how to weigh baking ingredients like a baking pro.
Should cranberry Christmas cake be served warm or at room temperature?
What is a traditional sauce served with cranberry Christmas cake?
Want a little something extra to serve alongside cranberry Christmas cake? Try sweetened whipped cream, caramel sauce, orange curd, or really punch up that cranberry flavor by serving with cranberry orange sauce.