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st patrick's day pound cake

Recipe by
Carol White
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with sweet addition to your menu. Or make this pound cake for any occasion without the food coloring.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For st patrick's day pound cake

  • 1- 8 oz
    package cream cheese
  • 1 c
    unsalted butter
  • 3 c
  • 6 lg
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    vanilla bean paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • Few drops
    blue & yellow food color to rich color green
  • Garnish
    powder sugar

How To Make st patrick's day pound cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees, butter, and flour 10" tube pan. Special Note: make sure all ingredients are room temperature.
  • 2
    In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add cream cheese and butter at medium speed until creamy. Add sugar; beat until fluff, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl.
  • 3
    Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. Then add the vanilla bean and extract.
  • 4
    In a separate bowl, add dry ingredients together, flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend together well. Now you are ready to add the dry ingredients to wet.
  • 5
    Gradually add flour mixture to wet batter alternating with heavy cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Batter after adding food coloring
    Now add food color drops 3 of the blue and 3 of the green. Or if you can find green food color then add to achieve your color. I used Color Right by Wilton.
  • Cake ready for baking
    Mix batter well and spoon into prepared pan. Bake for about 1 hour 20 minutes, use cake tester or wooden toothpick and inserted near the center of the cake to make sure it comes out clean.
  • 8
    To prevent over brown top of the cake, cover the top of the cake with aluminum foil halfway through the baking time.
  • Happy St Patrick's Day
    Once cake is done let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove from the pan, and let cool completely on your cake plate. Garnish with powder sugar if desired.

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