Make that key lime, buttermilk chess, cranberry-apple, and pecan-apple-caramel cheesecake (not shown). Plus leftover apple pie pops. Sheesh. Some of us still complained that there was no chocolate (mostly because we had been lobbying our boss to stop by the local pie place and pick up a chocolate pie). And thus a new office tradition is established.
The cranberry-apple cake from How Easy is That? was really good. (You can find the recipe at the publisher's website.) My cousin Marilyn chose it for the most recent assignment for the family cook-a-long. Some tried it with just apples, with lackluster results. My parents tried it with cherries and apples; again, not so good. The tart oomph of the cranberries seems to be the perfect flavor to balance out the orange-flavored crust.
To be completely truthful, I don't care for fruit. So I didn't dig right into this cake/pie/cobbler. But I did sample the orangey topping with some of the cranberry juice (that's my normal habit with crisps and cobblers). Anyway, it was fabulous. One of my coworkers suggested that this cake would be the perfect Christmas morning breakfast treat.
Note that it may be difficult to find fresh cranberries this time of the year. I couldn't. Luckily, my grocery store had frozen cranberries. Based on Marilyn's experience, I thawed them completely before making the cake.