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Cranberry bread on a cooling rack with a powdered sugar glazed drizzled over them.

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry bread with glaze and canned cranberries - a soft loaf of homemade bread that is packed with tart cranberries and topped with a sweet, sugary glaze for a bread that is versatile enough to be enjoyed for breakfast or as a dessert.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 Slices
Calories 213 kcal


  • 1 cup margarine (softened)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 15 oz. can whole cranberries


  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour (3) mini loaf pans and set aside.
  • With a Kitchen-aid mixer or hand mixer cream softened margarine, eggs, and granulated sugar together until fully incorporated.
  • Add baking powder, salt, baking soda, flour, and 1 tsp of almond extract to softened butter. Mix together until well combined. Then, add sour cream and fold in until fully incorporated.
  • Scoop the batter into the loaf pans filling them ⅓ of the way full.
  • Layer the cranberries on top of the batter saving ½ of the can.
  • Add the remaining batter over the cranberries, leaving room for another layer of cranberries. (Don't forget that the batter will rise in the pan)
  • Layer the rest of the can of cranberries over the batter.
  • Bake for 40-45 mins. Before removing the bread from the oven use a toothpick to make sure the bread is baked in the middle. Poke the center of the loaf with a toothpick, if it comes out clean it is fully baked. If it comes out dirty bake it longer.
  • Let the bread cool for 5 mins. then remove it from the pans and glaze.


  • In a medium mixing bowl add powdered sugar, 1 tsp of almond extract, and hot water. Mix together until there are no lumps.
  • Pour over bread and enjoy!


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline


Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 2.6gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 183mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 21.5gVitamin D: 2µgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Best Cranberry Bread, Cranberry Bread, Easy Cranberry Bread
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