A sumptuous holiday pound cake with a Northwestern flavor. Excellent for Christmas buffets or open houses!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 10 inch tube or Bundt pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, combine dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and 2 tablespoons brandy. Soak for 15 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan or Bundt pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the eggnog, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in soaked fruit mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

  • In a small bowl, mix together brandy, water, and 3/4 cup sugar. With pastry brush, brush entire surface of cake with glaze. Cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 59.5g 19% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterol 74.7mg 25% DV; sodium 106.2mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2005
This is destined to become a family holiday favorite. So good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2012
Followed the recipe and I really like the taste but it came out pretty dry. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2005
This is destined to become a family holiday favorite. So good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2009
Moist tall cake. I didn't have any dried fruit so instead I used 6oz. fresh blueberries and 6oz. cooked fresh cranberries. Also didn't have brandy so I used rum instead. For the glaze I mixed together cranberry juice rum and powdered sugar. The eggnog flavor really came through and I think this is one of the best pound cakes my husband and I has ever eaten! We aren't sharing it with anyone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
An instant holiday favorite! I can see myself making this every year! I was going to take this to work but my husband wouldn't let me.:) Thanks a bunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2005
I made this recipe last year for friends and family it was a hit! They asked me to do it again this year. I made individual loafs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2012
This cake was a big hit at Thanksgiving dinner. I only used dried cranberries and cherries because that is what I had on had. I didn't use the brandy called for either. I used two tablespoons water and a 1/8 teaspoon rum extract. In the glaze instead of water I used two tablespoons of eggnog and brandy extract. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Very delicious! Can't taste the eggnog; I didn't have cranberries so I did what another reviewer did I substituted fresh blueberries and cherries in proportions to equal 3/4 cup and soaked these in the sherry I had instead of brandy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2011
really taste i used 1 cup of cranberries only for fruitsand i added 1 tbs ginger. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2013
I made quite a few changes but still this came out excellent; it was delicious soft and moist. First off I had only dried cranberries so I added 1 cup cranberries and reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup. I also added 1/2 cup of almonds. Then I added 6oz of salted butter instead of 8oz (1 cup) and did not add salt. I did add 2tbsp of oil though. Also I made the glaze with eggnog (instead of water) brandy and sugar. It came out perfect with the right amount of sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2015
Awesome recipe! Great taste. Replaced the brandy with spiced brown rum. Added some almonds in the batter. And I heated up the sugar water and rum glaze so that the sugar dissolved. So making this again for Christmas! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2012
Followed the recipe and I really like the taste but it came out pretty dry. Read More
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