Cidered-Up Pound Cake

By Mark Whalen on April 8, 2014 at 2:10pm

1 c butter, softened
1/2 c shortening
3 1/4 c sugar
6 large eggs
3 1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp Allspice
1 c Apple Cider
1 tsp vanilla
Caramel glaze

Beat butter and shortening at medium speed about 2 minutes until soft and creamy.  Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed 5 to 7 minutes.  Add Eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.  Combine flour and next 5 ingredients…add to butter mixtures alternately with apple cider.  Beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Mix at low speed just until blended after each addition.  Sitr in vanilla…pour batter into greased and floured 1o inch tube pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 3 minutes…cool on wire rack to to 15 minutes.  Invert onto cake plate and remove from pan.  Drizzle with caramel glaze.

Caramel Glaze:

1/2 c sugar
3/4 c butter
1/4 c buttermilk
1 1/2 T lite corn syrup
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients in small saucepan.  Bring to boil:  reduce heat to medium and cook 10 minutes, stirring often.  Drizzle over cake