This moist pound cake is irresistible. It is wonderful served with fresh peaches and ice cream.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -10 inch tube pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the lemon zest and sour cream. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the brandy. Put the batter into the prepared tube pan.

  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cake will spring back to the touch when done. To make the syrup, use the second set of ingredients. Combine the sugar, water, peach schnapps, and lemon zest in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil for 1 minute. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack. Place cake in the upside down position, and place a cookie sheet under the wire rack. Poke holes in the bottom of the cake with a fork. Pour the syrup over the entire cake, until all of the syrup is absorbed. Let cake stand for a few minutes.

  • To make the topping for the cake, use the third set of ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine the apricot or peach preserves, apricot brandy and lemon zest. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Let the mixture boil for 1 minute. Turn the cake over onto a serving plate, drizzle the warm glaze over the top. Serve warm or cooled.

Nutrition Facts

717 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 113.2g; fat 22.2g; cholesterol 142.1mg; sodium 289.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2003
I have made this cake twice once for family and once for my co-worker and everyone loved it!!! I have passed on this recipe so many times it is simply yummy.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2009
it is a great idea i wasnt to fond of the cake itself the texture and the taste just wernt right I might try yellow cake mix next time with the same sauce idea and see how that turns out Read More
(3)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2003
I have made this cake twice once for family and once for my co-worker and everyone loved it!!! I have passed on this recipe so many times it is simply yummy.... Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2006
i just found this recipe today and tried it out! even the unbaked batter was heavenly! lol... this took little time and I did not have apricot jam so i used Welche's orange marmalade w orange zest and omitted the lemon zest.... this is an A in my book! Now get baking! lol.... Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2007
This is a very impressive cake. It is rich and decadent. I used a chopstick to poke the holes instead of a fork. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2007
best cake i ever made! will definitely make again especially for parties or special occasions. used Creme de Peache orange zest and orange marmalade. Maybe I overbeat it but there was SO much batter the cake almost over-ran the pan. You MUST serve this cake warm or re-warmed... SO scrumptious!! I was tempted to over-decorate with chopped nuts or powdered sugar but when you see the serving and how understated it is it only adds to the spectacular surprise taste and texture. Definitely reserve some syrup and glaze to serve on the side (warmed). Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2008
One of the best pound cakes I've tried. I always use more brandy in the batter than what is called for and I use a pineapple-apricot preserves in the glaze. Stays moist a long time. Takes a little time and effort but it is well worth it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2008
This is a beautiful cake to look at and wonderful to eat. It is something that you will want to serve guests. Everything was just perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2010
My fiance didn't like this AT ALL but I loved it and so did the lady I made it for. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2009
it is a great idea i wasnt to fond of the cake itself the texture and the taste just wernt right I might try yellow cake mix next time with the same sauce idea and see how that turns out Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
Wonderful cake! Everyone LOVED it! I will save & make again! Read More
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