Cranberry-Orange Mini-Bundt Cakes

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 12 mini cakes


Add this recipe for Cranberry-Orange Mini-Bundt Cakes to the list of heartfelt holiday gift ideas. With seasonal favorites, such as chocolate mini morsels, plump cranberries, and a hint of citrus, these little cakes are artfully topped with a sweet, snow-like glaze. Easy to make and elegantly presented, these festive treats are joyfully delicious.


  • Nonstick cooking spray with flour
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped or 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • Glaze (recipe follows)


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Spray two 6-cake mini-Bundt cake pans with nonstick cooking spray with flour.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl.

BEAT sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange peel and vanilla extract. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions. Stir in morsels. Fold in cranberries. Spoon into prepared pans, filling 3/4 full.

BAKE for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean and cakes are golden. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Invert pans onto wire racks to release cakes. Cool completely. Drizzle with Glaze.

2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Premier White Morsels in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Whisk in 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel. (Mixture will initially get firm, but as you keep stirring, it will get smooth. Add more orange juice if needed.)

great flavor

by K. Kelli , LANCASTER, NY on Mar. 2010

The orange and cranberry flavors blend so nicely. Delicious.

Cranberry-Orange Mini Bundt Cakes

by L. LeeAnne , Maysville, NC on May. 2009

Very good! I added 1/2 cup walnuts to the mix. They came out of pan well and very moist, fruity taste.

cranberry cake

by c. carol , Rossford, OH on May. 2009

It was so easy that my granddaughter wants to make it for her mom.

cranberry orange

by J. Julio , Kailua, HI on May. 2009

So easy to make.

Fit for a Prince

by S. Sister , SEWELL, NJ on Apr. 2009

This is a very delicious and simple recipe. I made this recipe for my grandson and he loved it.

Awesome flavor

by K. Kayla , Leavenworth, KS on Apr. 2009

This recipe was very flavorfull. It caught my eye and i was excited to make it right away since i had all of the ingredients already in my kitchen! I do not own a mini bundt pan, and if you don't...don't fret! They came out just fine in a cupcake pan...and there are more to share! The glaze tops these treats off just perfectly.

Oh My Gosh

by S. Sandie , Wildomar, CA on Apr. 2009

This is a recipe that I made as cupcakes because I don't have the mini bundt pans. It was no more difficult than cupcakes but ever so tasty. My four grandbabies got involved and loved helping grate orange peel and stirring the chocolate chips. You have to try it to belive it!

cranberry-orange mini-bundt cake

by j. julie , HEMLOCK, MI on Mar. 2009



by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Jan. 2009

a wonderful idea for individual desserts. tasted great too.

Cranberry-Orange Mini-Bundt Cakes

by D. Donna , Pataskala, OH on Jun. 2008

The cake is moist and has a balanced blend of flavors.The orange glaze was delicious.