Browned Butter Pound Cake with Caramel-Cashew Filling

Caramel syrup and cashews are perfect partners in the fabulous filling for a lovely layered cake.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 4 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

Cake

3/4
cup butter, softened (do not use margarine)
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup granulated sugar
4
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
1/4
cup milk

Caramel-Cashew Filling

2
packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup caramel sundae syrup
1
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
cup lightly salted cashew halves and pieces, coarsely chopped

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening (do not spray with cooking spray); coat with flour. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/4 cup of the butter over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until light golden brown (watch carefully because butter can burn easily). Immediately pour browned butter into large bowl. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2 Add remaining 1/2 cup butter, the brown sugar and granulated sugar to browned butter. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds or until well mixed. Add eggs. Beat on high speed 3 to 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Beat flour mixture alternately with milk into butter mixture on low speed, beating just until smooth after each addition. Pour into pan.
  • 4 Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Run thin knife around edge of pan to loosen cake; remove cake from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 5 Cut cake into 3 horizontal layers with a long serrated knife. (Cut top layer first, placing hand on top of cake and cutting from short end to short end, then carefully lift off layer; repeat for middle layer.) Place bottom layer on serving plate.
  • 6 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and caramel sundae syrup with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Gradually beat in whipping cream on low speed. Beat on high speed 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture thickens and soft peaks form. Fold in 3/4 cup of the cashews.
  • 7 Spread one-third of caramel mixture (about 1 cup) over bottom cake piece. Top with middle layer; spread with half of remaining caramel mixture (about 1 cup). Top with remaining layer of cake. Spread top of cake with remaining caramel mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cashews over top of cake. Cover loosely and refrigerate about 1 hour before serving. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening (do not spray with cooking spray); coat with flour. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/4 cup of the butter over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until light golden brown (watch carefully because butter can burn easily). Immediately pour browned butter into large bowl. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2 Add remaining 1/2 cup butter, the brown sugar and granulated sugar to browned butter. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds or until well mixed. Add eggs. Beat on high speed 3 to 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Beat flour mixture alternately with milk into butter mixture on low speed, beating just until smooth after each addition. Pour into pan.
  • 4 Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Run thin knife around edge of pan to loosen cake; remove cake from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 5 Cut cake into 3 horizontal layers with a long serrated knife. (Cut top layer first, placing hand on top of cake and cutting from short end to short end, then carefully lift off layer; repeat for middle layer.) Place bottom layer on serving plate.
  • 6 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and caramel sundae syrup with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Gradually beat in whipping cream on low speed. Beat on high speed 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture thickens and soft peaks form. Fold in 3/4 cup of the cashews.
  • 7 Spread one-third of caramel mixture (about 1 cup) over bottom cake piece. Top with middle layer; spread with half of remaining caramel mixture (about 1 cup). Top with remaining layer of cake. Spread top of cake with remaining caramel mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cashews over top of cake. Cover loosely and refrigerate about 1 hour before serving. Store covered in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For a super-fast dazzling dessert, substitute a 16-ounce frozen pound cake for the homemade cake.

Insert a few toothpicks into the top of the cake before covering with plastic wrap to keep the wrap from sticking.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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