Monday, November 18, 2013

Sparkling Cider Pound Cake

Try this twist on pound cake with a simple sparkling cider glaze~

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Sparkling Cider Pound Cake

3/4 C butter, softened
1 1/2 C sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C sparkling apple cider


3/4 C confectioners' sugar
3 to 4 tsp. sparkling apple cider

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line bottom of a greased 9" x 5" loaf pan with parchment paper; grease paper.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cider; beating well after each addition.

Transfer to prepared pan.  Bake 40-50  minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth; spoon over cake, allowing it to flow over sides.

Makes 12 servings

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