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Cranberry Cake with Hot Caramel Sauce         
Posted by: Tuddles Thu, 3 Jun 2004, at 5:23 p.m.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
3 cups whole cranberries, halved
1 cup milk
Caramel Sauce (recipe follows)

In a bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar and baking powder. Add 4 tablespoons butter cut into bits and combine the mixture until it resembles meal. Stir in the milk and cranberries. Line the bottom of a buttered 9-inch round cake pan with wax paper. Butter and flour the paper. Pour the batter into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the sides of the cake pull slightly away from the pan. Cool cake in pan for 30 minutes, then turn it out onto a cooling rack. Remove wax paper and let cake cool completely.

Caramel Sauce:

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter

In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, sugar, cream and butter. Bring to a boil over moderate heat while stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Serve the sauce with the cake.

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