Pound Cake With Ruby Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Pound Cake Recipe
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This pound cake recipe is perfect for any occasion. Serve it with an easy cranberry sauce.
20 min
Prep Time
2:55
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups
sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
5
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 teaspoons
vanilla
1 teaspoon
almond extract
3 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking powder
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
Powdered sugar, if desired

Sauce

1 (12-ounce) package (3 cups)
fresh cranberries*
1 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
water
1 to 2 tablespoons
brandy**, if desired

Topping

Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped, if desired
 
*Substitute 3 cups frozen cranberries, unthawed.
**Substitute 2 teaspoons brandy extract.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt® or 10-inch angel food cake (tube) pan; set aside.
  2. Combine 2 cups sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and almond extract; continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  3. Add flour and baking powder alternately with half & half, beating at low speed and scraping bowl often, after each addition .
  4. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 65-75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Sift powdered sugar over cake, if desired.
  5. Combine cranberries, 1 cup sugar and water in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5-10 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until cranberries pop. Cool 30 minutes. Stir in brandy. Place into bowl. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  6. Microwave sauce, just before serving, stirring once, 1-2 minutes or until warm.
  7. Spoon 2 tablespoons sauce over each serving of cake. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe Tips

If desired, cranberry sauce can be served cold.

Nutrition Facts (1 slice cake with 2 tablespoons sauce)

Calories
360
Cholesterol
100mg
Carbohydrates
52g
Protein
5g
Fat
15g
Sodium
125mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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To serve the cake for a church dinner or large gathering, put the warm Ruby Cranberry Sauce on the top of the cake, and finish it off with whipped cream or cool whip on top of that. This makes a beautiful presentation when the cake needs to be left intact.

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