Cranberry Christmas Cake

3 eggs
2 cups sugar
3⁄4 cup butter (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
12 ounces cranberries (fresh)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

With a mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5-7 minutes. The mixture should almost double in size. The eggs work as your leavening agent in this recipe, so do not skip this step. This mixture should form a ribbon when you lift the beaters out of the bowl.

Add the butter and vanilla; mix two more minutes.

Stir in the flour until just combined.

Add the cranberries and stir to mix throughout.

Spread in a buttered 9x13 pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until very lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.

Let cool completely before cutting into small slices.