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Festive Pound Cake with Fruit Compote

Festive Pound Cake with Fruit Compote
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 3 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 16
  • Servings 16
Looking for a classic dessert? Enjoy pound cake served with fruit compote and ice cream – perfect for festival celebration.
Updated November 25, 2010

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup milk

Compote

  • 3/4 cup cut-up dried apricots
  • 1 package (3.5 oz) sweetened dried cherries (2/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • Ice cream, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease 10-inch angel food (tube cake) pan with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat 2 1/2 cups sugar and the butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla; mix well. Beat in 1 egg at a time until well blended.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with orange peel and milk, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Invert cake onto serving plate. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 4
    In medium saucepan, mix apricots, cherries, 1/2 cup sugar and the orange juice. Heat to boiling; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed. Stir in brandy and chopped orange. Serve warm compote with cake and ice cream.

  • Dried cherries are delicious, but can be a bit difficult to find and are a little pricey; if you can't find them, substitute cherry-flavored dried cranberries.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
12g
58%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
68g
23%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
47g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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