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Peppermint Cream Pound Cake Recipe

Peppermint Cream Pound Cake Recipe

"I came up with this recipe because I was looking for a new twist on a tried and true pound cake, and I really like the look and flavor of peppermint, especially around Christmas. Everyone at work loved the results, and my family did, too." – Carolyn Webster, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake 1 hour + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed peppermint candies
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Additional crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with whipping cream. Fold in candies.
  • 2. Transfer to a well-greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours 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.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and salt. Stir in enough cream to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with additional candies. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 649 calories, 35 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 181 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 77 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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