Liqueur Pound Cakes (For Gift Giving)

Liqueur Pound Cakes (for Gift Giving)

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This makes 4 mini loaf pan cakes. Must use cake flour, not all-purpose flour. Can store for up to 1 month in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer. Bring to room temperature before serving.


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4 mini loaf cakes
30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min



  • 1 1/2 c
    butter, at room temperature (do not use margarine)
  • 1 lb
    confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 6 large
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 c
    cake flour

  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 1/4 c
    amaretto (or rum, hazelnut or orange liqueur)

How to Make Liqueur Pound Cakes (For Gift Giving)


  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Prepare 4 loaf pans, each about 3 1/2 by 7 inches. Butter each loaf pan, then dust lightly with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sifted confectioners' sugar to butter, beating until mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually mix cake flour into creamed mixture.

    In a 2- or 3-quart saucepan, combine sugar, light corn syrup and water. Over medium heat stir slowly until mixture simmers. Continue heating without stirring until mixture boils. Cover and boil for 1 minute until sugar dissolves and liquid is clear. (NOTE: If you don't cover the pan and if you stir while the syrup boils, crunchy sugar crystals will form in the finished cake.)
  6. Remove from heat and uncover. Let stand to cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  7. Turn cake out and immediately return cake to pan. With a slender wooden skewer, wooden pick or fork, poke 1 inch deep holes, about 1/2 inch apart, all over the top of cakes.
  8. Immediately pour an equal amount of syrup over each cake. It will soak in. Let cool on rack for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan and serve, or wrap securely and store in a cool area.

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About Liqueur Pound Cakes (For Gift Giving)

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #gift

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