Peppermint Cream Pound Cake
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake 1 hour + cooling
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 6 large eggs, room temperature
- 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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 325°. 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.
- Transfer to a well-greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 1 to 1-1/4 hours. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 649 calories, 35g fat (18g saturated fat), 181mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
Jan 16, 2016
I made this for Christmas Eve 2015. The cake got stuck in my pan - so if doing again, I think I'll Crisco the bundt pan and then spray with Pam. My kids loved it; my husband and I thought the cake was okay. It's very festive for the holidays! (The icing helped cover up my cake that didn't look very pretty from being stuck in the pan!)
Jan 12, 2014
I had been looking at this recipe for ages and finally got around to making it, and I was NOT dissapointed. The only thing I changed is I added red food coloring until the batter was a nice pink...... thought it made it look more peppermint-y. Absolutely delicious cake!! Such a yummy flavour when you want a change from chocolate or fruit desserts.
Jun 12, 2011
It's got to be the best cake EVER!!! It came out perfectly and everyone who tried it loved it!!
Dec 16, 2010
I prepared this cake for a family gathering. It was a hit!