Fold in the cranberries, reserving about 20 for the topping.
Pour the batter into a prepared pan. Sprinkle the reserved cranberries over the top and gently push them in so just the top is poking out.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the cake feels springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (every oven is different, so check with the toothpick test rather than the time). Be careful not to over bake though. The best way to tell if a cake is done is to check the internal temperature with an instant thermometer. The internal temp should be 200-205˚F.
Cool cake on a wire rack for 10 minutes; then turn it out of the pan onto the rack. The bottom of the cake will be facing up at this point. Combine the orange juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl and stir with a fork until nice and smooth.
With a pastry brush, gently pat the glaze all over the bottom (facing up right now) and sides of the cake. Then flip the cake over and brush the top and sides (again) with the remaining glaze. Keep going over the cake till the glaze is gone. Some of it will drip off, but most of it will soak in. Sprinkle the top of the cake with sparkling sugar. Allow cake to cool completely.
See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips to ensure success.