Spiced Pound Cake Recipe
From the first time my mother baked this cake years ago, it became a family favorite. Fruit and spices add a twist to a traditional pound cake, and the glaze has a hint of lemon. You can substitute other flavors of baby food, like apricots, for the peaches. We often serve this dessert for Thanksgiving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:10-12 servings
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 5 jars (2-1/2 ounces each) peach baby food
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; add to creamed mixture alternately with baby food. Fold in walnuts. Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
- 2. Bake at 325° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm cake. Cool completely. Yield: 10-12 servings.
1 serving (1 piece) equals 392 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 262 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.
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