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Sparkling Cider Pound Cake

Posted by: on December 6th, 2012

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.

Ingredients:
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
For GLAZE
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Sparkling cider

DIRECTIONS:
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?

Elle's a work at home mom just trying to keep her sanity and 4 year old daughter in one piece. She's also a military wife to a great guy that she can complain about on occasion. If you give Elle peanut butter filled pretzels or a cherry limeade, she'll love you forever. Her laptop is an extra appendage and if it came down to it, she might give up her husband before she'd give up her computer. Elle's personal blog [...] Read More

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