Cranberry Maple Walnut Pound Cake

Cranberry Pound Cake Recipe
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Perfect for holiday giving or to serve as a tea bread or simple dessert, this cake recipe brings traditional American flavors together in a delicious moist dessert.
20 min
Prep Time
3:00
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups
sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
5
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1/4 cup
sour cream
1/4 cup
real maple or maple-flavored syrup
1 teaspoon
freshly grated orange zest
1 teaspoon
vanilla
2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1 1/2 cups
fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 cup
chopped walnuts, toasted

Glaze

1 cup
powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons
real maple or maple-flavored syrup
1 to 2 tablespoons
milk

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 10-inch tube (angel food cake) pan; set aside.
  2. Combine sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Gradually add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream, 1/4 cup maple syrup, orange zest and vanilla; continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed just until flour is blended. Gently stir in cranberries and walnuts.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 70-85 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.
  4. Combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons maple syrup in bowl. Stir in enough milk for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over cooled pound cake.

Recipe Tips

- For easy chopping of frozen cranberries, chop in blender container or food processor bowl fitted with metal blade.

- To make ahead and freeze, prepare and bake pound cake as directed. Cool completely. Cover with aluminum foil or plastic food wrap; place into resealable freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months. To thaw, let cake stand at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours.

Variation: Cranberry Maple Walnut Pound Cake can be prepared in 2 greased and floured 8x4-inch loaf pans or 4 greased and floured 5 3/4x3-inch mini loaf pans. Bake 8x4-inch loaves 60-75 minutes and 5 3/4x3-inch loaves 50-65 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
390
Cholesterol
100mg
Carbohydrates
53g
Protein
5g
Fat
19g
Sodium
220mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This was very good, moist and pretty on a plate. Next time I would add some maple flavoring. The maple syrup didn't seem to be enough to bring out the maple flavor. That's the only reason I gave it 4 stars.

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