Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pound Cake with Raspberry Sauce

So I made this cake for a Valentine’s Day surprise for my boyfriend. He had mentioned to me that he loves pound cake. So, I searched the internet for a great recipe. I decided to make a raspberry sauce to go with it to give it some color and a fresh taste! Of course I topped it with a homemade whip cream! The pound cake is a Paula Deen recipe, and it is yummy! I cut the recipe in half and used a bread loaf pan, since it was just for us two! I hope your sweetie enjoys this cake, I know mine did!

For the Pound Cake:
1 sticks of butter, plus more for greasing
¼ cup of vegetable shortening
1 ½ cups of sugar
3 eggs
1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, plus more for greasing
¼ tsp of fine salt
¼ tsp of baking powder
½ cup of milk
½ tsp of vanilla
For the Raspberry Sauce:
12 oz package of frozen raspberries
3 tbsp of sugar
For the Whip Cream:
2 tbsp of sugar
1 cup of heavy whipping cream

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream the butter and shortening together in a bowl, with a mixer.
3. Add the sugar, ½ cup at a time and beating in between.
4. Add each egg one at a time and beating in between.
5. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking powder together.
6. Add the flour mixture and milk into the butter and egg mixture, by alternating flour and milk and mixing in between.
7. Blend in the vanilla.
8. Use butter and flour to grease your pan.
9. Bake for 30 mins-55 mins, or until a knife in the middle comes out clean.
For the Raspberry Sauce:
Divided the bag of raspberries in half and blend half of them in a blender. In a bowl, stir in the liquid raspberries, whole raspberries and sugar.
For the Whipping Cream:
Place a metal mixing bowl and metal whisk attachment in the frezzer for 15 minutes before using, Place the sugar in the bowl first and then the cream, then whisk with a mixer until soft peaks form.

I cut the pieces of pound cake out with a heart cookie cutter to make it more festive for Valentine’s Day!

Enjoy and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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