peppermint pound cake

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Rose Dailey
from East Texas, TX

This makes a beautiful cake. You can leave it plain or put a light glaze on it. I made it for New Year's Day with a light glaze, and everyone loved it. The next time I make it, I think I'll try a chocolate glaze.

★★★★★ 1 Review
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Ingredients For peppermint pound cake

  • 3/4 lb
    unsalted (real) butter, softened
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 6
    eggs, separated
  • 3 c
    cake flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c
    crushed peppermint candy

How To Make peppermint pound cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease and flour a bundt or tube pan.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream the butter with the cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Add the sugar and cream until light. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Add the flour in stages, blending well after each addition (do not overbeat). Fold in the vanilla and peppermint.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter, taking care not to deflate the mixture.
  • 4
    Bake the cake for 1 hour, 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.