Almond Pound Cake

This super-rich and buttery dessert is a treat for birthdays or Christmas. The cream cheese and almond glaze is the icing on the cake.



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Servings: 16
Prep Time: 40 mins
Related Categories: Cake, Desserts, Pound Cake
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Ingredients
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    1   cup 
    butter
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    1  8  ounce package 
    cream cheese
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    6   
    eggs
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    3   cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   teaspoon 
    baking powder
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    2 1/4  cups 
    sugar
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    1   teaspoon 
    almond extract
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    Almond Glaze, below
Almond Glaze
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    1 1/2  cups 
    powdered sugar
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    3   ounces 
    softened cream cheese
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    almond extract
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    1 - 2   tablespoons 
    milk


Directions
1.
Allow butter, cream cheese, and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour 10-inch fluted bundt or tube pan; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2.
In large mixing bowl beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds or until softened. Gradually add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on medium speed about 5 minutes or until very light and fluffy. Add almond extract. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low to medium speed for 1 minute after each addition and scraping bowl frequently. Gradually add flour mixture, beating on low speed just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
3.
Bake about 75 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool thoroughly on wire rack about 2 hours. Top cake with glaze. Let stand 30 minutes to allow glaze to set. Makes 16 servings.
Almond Glaze
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In small mixing bowl beat together the powdered sugar, cream cheese, almond extract, and milk to make of glazing consistency.

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 430, Fat, total (g) 20, chol. (mg) 131, sat. fat (g) 12, carb. (g) 56, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 0, sugar (g) 39, pro. (g) 6, vit. A (IU) 680.26, vit. C (mg) 0, sodium (mg) 226, Potassium (mg) 79, calcium (mg) 60.58, iron (mg) 1.62, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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