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Shamrock Cutout Pound Cake Recipe
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Shamrock Cutout Pound Cake Recipe

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My son Gabriel loves surprises inside cakes, like seeing a shamrock when the cake is sliced. Everyone wants to know how it’s done. — Angela Lively, Spring, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) pound cake mix
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 to 5 teaspoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 462 calories, 23 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 339 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven according to package directions. Grease a 9x5-in. loaf pan. Prepare one package cake mix according to package directions, adding food coloring and extract before mixing batter. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake and cool as package directs.
  2. Cut cooled cake into 1-in. thick slices. Cut slices with a 2-1/2-in. shamrock-shaped cookie cutter (save remaining cake for another use). Stand shamrock slices at an angle in a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  3. Prepare remaining cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter around and over shamrock slices. Bake and cool as package directs.
  4. For glaze, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Pour glaze over cake, allowing some to flow over sides. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Editor's Note: Remaining pound cake may be cubed and served in dessert dishes, layered with warm fudge sauce. Top with chopped mint Andes candies.
Originally published as Shamrock Cutout Pound Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 462 calories, 23 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 339 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Shamrock Cutout Pound Cake

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"This recipe sounds like a fun treat for the family on St Patrick’s Day!

Here is a trick for everyone that are asking about how the shamrock stays standing up try pouring some of the cake mix into the bottom of your loaf pan before adding the shamrock slices, this will hold them in place so you can spoon the rest of the cake mix over the top of the shamrock slices."

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"Love this idea! And plan to make for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day. But I'm feeling a bit dense. I'm having a hard time understanding the "Stand shamrock slices at an angle in a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan."

Are they a leaned angle? Or more like a standing straight up slight diagonal? Am just having a difficult time envisioning the set up. Advise please and thank you! :)"

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"I love this recipe it is so clever and I had no idea how to make the shamrocks in the cake this is just awesome."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"My family and I loved this cake. The mint shamrock inside was a great idea. I made sure the cutout shamrock cake was completely cooled before inserting it in the cake pound. I found out if the shamrock was still "warm" it was more likely to break once you put the cake batter on top of it. I purchased my cookie cutter at Michael's. Great St. Patrick's Day dessert."

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Great presentation for our annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner. I love the touch of peppermint flavor ."

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