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Sparkling Cider Pound Cake

 Sparkling Cider Pound Cake
This pound cake is incredible and completely reminds me of fall with every bite. Using sparkling apple cider in the batter and the glaze gives it a delicious and unique flavor. I love everything about it! — Nikki Barton, Providence, Utah
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons sparkling apple cider

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottom of a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan
  • with parchment paper; grease paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another
  • bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture
  • alternately with cider, beating well after each addition.
  • Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick
  • inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before
  • removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth; spoon over top
  • of cake, allowing it to flow over sides. Yield: 12 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 306 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.