Sparkling Cider Pound Cake

I love sparkling cider so when I came across this recipe, I couldn’t wait to try it. When I was younger and came home after school to see my grandmother, she would always have a slice of pound cake waiting for me. Making this recipe brought me back to a really nice place.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening (like Crisco)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup Sparkling Cider
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Sparkling cider

Cream butter, shortening and sugar together in a large bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time. In a small bowl, combine salt, baking powder, and flour and stir to evenly combine. Add alternately with 1/2 cup sparkling cider to the wet ingredients and beat until well incorporated. Pour into a greased and floured 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.

Let cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. In a medium bowl, whisk sparkling cider and powdered sugar until smooth consistency is reached. Pour over cooled pound cake.

What recipe reminds you of your childhood?