Use colorful holiday gift wrapping tissue and ribbon to creatively package mini pound cakes to give to friends during the holidays.
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2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups mixed candied fruit, chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine 1 1/4 cups flour and all ingredients except candied fruit and walnuts in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in remaining 1 cup flour, candied fruit and walnuts.
Pour into 6 greased (5 1/2x3-inch) mini loaf pans. Bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.
- Substitute 2 greased (8x4-inch) loaf pans. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
- Wrap each loaf with a lining of waxed paper or aluminum foil before wrapping in colorful holiday gift wrapping and tying with ribbon.
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I used 3/4 cup of candied fruit and 3/4 cup mixed dried cranberries and golden raisins to soften it up. Also added the grated rind of 1 lemon for a bit more flavor. The texture on this cake is really nice. Definitely better the day after it is made.
I have made this several times. It's quick and easy to make. Very nice to have on hand in the freezer for unexpected drop-ins.