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Slices of cranberry cream cheese bread with orange glaze.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bread

A quick and easy sweet bread that has a nice punch of flavor that is a little bit tart and a little bit sweet.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 310 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bread

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, scooped and leveled
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

Make the Bread

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8x5 bread pans with nonstick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar using a hand or stand electric mixer. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes, then scrape the sides.
  • Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, orange zest, and milk, and beat on medium speed, until mixed well. Scrape sides again, to ensure that all of the ingredients are mixed together.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix on low speed until just incorporated. Do not overmix.
  • Add the cranberries and stir on low speed, or by hand, until they are distributed throughout the batter.
  • Pour the batter evenly into two loaf pans. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.

Make the Glaze

  • Whisk together the powdered sugar, orange juice, and vanilla, until smooth.
  • Drizzle over the top of the cooled loaves.

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Notes

For Muffins: Grease two 12-count muffin tins. Fill each cup ⅔ full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Cream Cheese Bread
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
310
Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Cholesterol
 
62
mg
21
%
Sodium
 
321
mg
14
%
Potassium
 
78
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
47
g
16
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
28
g
31
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
432
IU
9
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
30
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cranberry, orange, quick bread
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