Pound Cake with Rum Topping

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Delicious! A holiday favorite. Amaretto can be substituted for the rum if desired.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 to 10 - inch tube pan

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup butter

  • 3 ¾ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ cup butter

  • 5 tablespoons rum

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Sift together the flour and baking powder; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' 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 1 cup water, mixing just until incorporated. Spread into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1/2 cup butter. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in rum. Pour hot syrup over hot cake. Let soak for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
13g Fat
42g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 3g
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 35mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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