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Friday, August 24, 2007

Flavored Pound Cake

This Flavored Pound Cake recipe from Paula is great. Remember, it is all in the glaze! She writes:

This is a great recipe because you can make different flavors to suit your tastes. Of course you can always make it plain and it is still delicious.
Flavored Pound Cake

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Ingredients:
  1. 2 Cups Sugar
  2. 1/3 Cup Butter or Margarine, softened
  3. 1/2 Cup Low Fat Cream Cheese, softened
  4. 3 Large Eggs
  5. 1 Large Egg White
  6. 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  7. 3 Cups Flour
  8. 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  9. 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  10. 1 (8oz) container Low Fat Lemon Yogurt
Ingredients For Glaze:
  1. 1/2 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar
  2. 4 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
Variations:
  1. Add 2 Cups of Blueberries
  2. Use 1 Teaspoon of Almond Extract and reduce Vanilla to 1 teaspoon
  3. Add 1 Teaspoon Coconut Flavoring and reduce vanilla to 1 teaspoon
  4. Add 1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest (remember lemon zest is the peel of the lemon - you use a special tool to grind/scrape it off called of course, a lemon zester)
Lemon Zester - you can use this special tool:



or you can use the good ole hand grater.



You will need:
  1. 1 10 inch Bundt Pan or 2 Loaf Pans
  2. 1 Large Bowl
  3. Electric Mixer
10 inch Bundt pan


Directions:
  1. In large bowl, combine sugar, butter and cream cheese
  2. Beat on medium speed until well blended
  3. Add eggs one at a time
  4. Add egg white
  5. Continue to blend
  6. Add flavoring (vanilla, almond or coconut)
  7. (If using blueberries, use two tablespoons of flour and lightly toss with blueberries)
  8. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and yogurt to sugar mixture
  9. Blend on low speed until combined then mix on medium for 1 – 2 minutes
  10. (if using blueberries, fold them in)
  11. Pour into greased Bundt (or loaf) pan
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  13. Cool for 10 minutes then loosen sides from the pan
  14. Cool for another 15 minutes and remove from pan and place on wire rack
  15. Prepare glaze and drizzle over warm cake
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Going to leave this one at 3 stars, though it is on the border between 3 & 4. Paula has shown us that Pound Cake can be delicious, and once you glaze it...Yummy.

2 Fire Comments - Click To Post A Comment:

Amrita said...

love your blog, altho eating all this lovely stuff will make my cholestrol go up and gluttony increase and pocket book to empty. Why is food so Good? BTW my weight will also increase

Paula's Poetry said...

Oh.. I want that display case
in the video. It would fit so
nicely in my insane kitchen.