Found this recipe during a trip to Kennebunkport Maine years ago, while staying at the Captain Lord Mansion. They served it warm for breakfast with a bowl of oatmeal and it was delicious. With this recipe, they say to make sure it is made exactly as written — or as close to exact as possible. I don’t follow recipes to a “T” and this one still manages to come out delicious. 🙂 So feel free to experiment!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together in large bowl:
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
5 cups flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 tsp baking powder
In small bowl using a hand mixer, place the following ingredients one at a time. Beat vigorously after each addition.
8 TBSP melted butter
2 cups orange juice
1 cup water
Make well in dry ingredients and pour at once wet into well. Stir until moist.
2 cups whole cranberries (can be frozen)
Pour into 3 greased and floured pans and bake for 1 hour — careful NOT to overbake. Check with knife — should come out clean. Serve warm and enjoy. Freezes well.