Last night when I was signing off Keith brought mom and I hot chocolate and a dessert from Starbucks called Cranberry Bliss. (I see evidence of the same treat this evening in the kitchen) I really like cranberries and this dessert. So I searched on line for the recipe for this dessert. I will post it below. I haven't made it yet but I hope to try it. If anyone wants to try it and needs a taste tester I volunteer.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla or 1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup diced dried cranberries
- 6 ounces white chocolate, cut into chunks
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice or 2 teaspoons orange extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup diced dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, ginger, and salt; beat well.
- Gradually mix in flour until smooth.
- Mix 3/4 cup diced dried cranberries and white chocolate into the batter by hand.
- Pour batter into a well-greased 9x13-inch baking pan and spread evenly.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake is light brown on the edges.
- Let cool.
- Frosting: combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.
- When the cake has cooled, spread frosting over the top of cake.
- Sprinkle top with diced cranberries.
- Icing: Whisk powdered sugar, milk, and shortening.
- Drizzle icing over cranberries in a sweeping motion or use a pastry bag with a fine tip.
- Allow cake to sit for several hours, then slice the cake lengthwise (the long way) through the middle.
- Slice the cake across the width three times making a total of eight rectangular slices.
- Slice each of those rectangles diagonally creating 16 triangular slices.