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Cranberry Bundt Cake

Christmas time at the Cheese Shop is a magical time.  One of my favorite things is having all the kids coming Christmas shopping with their parents.  Kids get so excited about the season and the joy is contagious.

Child looking at the cheese

Checking out the variety of cheeses in the case

Daisy at the cow

Every child should learn where milk comes from

Christmas is the laughter of the children, smells of baking, frosty mornings, and warm fires.  Christmas is home, family, faith, and tradition.

Cranberry Bundt Cake

Christmas is also cranberries!  Cranberry Bundt Cake has been a family favorite for several years now.  Quark makes the cake moist and rich, without being heavy.  This is my son’s all time favorite holiday dessert, he has been known to bring home a can of cranberry sauce from the grocery store and hand it to me along with my bundt pan.


Cranberry Bundt Cake


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Quark
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce

Icing (optional)

  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk (approximately)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350  Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.  Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in extract.
  4. Add the flour to the creamed mixture alternately with Quark, beating well after each addition.
  5. Spoon 2/3 of the batter into the bundt pan. Top with the cranberry sauce. Spoon the remaining batter over the cranberry sauce and smooth to the edges.
  6. Bake for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  7. Sprinkle cooled cake with sifted powdered sugar or drizzle warm cake with icing.
  8. For Icing: combine icing ingredients until smooth, add more milk if necessary to get the right consistency.


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My name is Ruth, I love cheese and hope you do too! I love to cook with cheese and I want to share with you some of the delicious recipes that I have found as well as some of the funny, quirky things that happen on our family farm.


    • We do sell Quark, but it’s a temperature sensitive product so we do not ship. Quark is available in some areas throughout the US.


  1. Sheryl Schulz says

    The Cranberry Bundt Cake sounds delicious. Where can I buy your QUARK in Grants Pass,Or.?


    • I don’t have a list of stores, but many chain stores can get it. If the store uses DPI as a distributor, they can get it in stock.


  2. Butch Hoffman says

    We use your Quark in our German Stollen for flavor and moisture. In the past we used cottage cheese, We can purchase it in SLC, Ut. which is about an hour from our home in Heber City (2002 Winter Olympic site).
    thank you for your products they are wonderful. sincerely Butch & Linda Hoffman


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