Holiday Pound Cake with Strawberry Topping Recipe
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Holiday Pound Cake with Strawberry Topping Recipe

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We top off our Thanksgiving feast with this mellow, tender cake dressed up with a strawberry topping. Pound cake is a southern tradition, and I'm proud to say I've baked hundreds of them in 83 years. It's a pleasure to share my recipe. -Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 80 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 80 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Strawberry ice cream topping
  • Sliced fresh strawberries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 419 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with strawberry topping and fresh strawberries if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Holiday Pound Cake in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 419 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

I have made this pound cake many times!!! It is so good!!!! I have made it for a bridal shower and cut in into cubes for parfaits. I have made it for Christmas dinner and made a light powdered sugar glaze to drizzle over it and then dusted it with edible glitter-so pretty and festive! It also freezes well!

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

I have made this pound cake many times!!! It is so good!!!! I have made it for a bridal shower and cut in into cubes for parfaits. I have made it for Christmas dinner and made a light powdered sugar glaze to drizzle over it and then dusted it with edibles glitter-so pretty and festive! It also freezes well!

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

I found this recipe several years ago in Taste of Home magazine however lost the issue and couldn't remember the ingredients. This cake is so delicious and taste like grandma's pound cake. Moist and flavorful. The entire family raves over how good it is everytime I make it. I substitute the mayo in place of the shortening to cut down on calories. It turns out great. So glad to see it again. This time it goes in my cookbook for safe keeping.

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

BIG PROBLEM HERE - The instructions don't list the sugar in the creaming section. Fortunately I checked the ingredients list to make sure I had everything in & added it at the end which isn't recommended. Otherwise, it is excellent with my changes...used almond flavor in place of the lemon & baked in 2 loaf pans - 325* for 55 min. Will make again - my husband loves it!!

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