Monday, September 23, 2013

Apple Cider Pound Cake

I had some leftover apple cider from our trip to the apple orchard this weekend, so I decided to try this Taste of Home recipe. It is incredibly moist and was loved by all members of the family! 

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup apple cider
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons apple cider

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the pan. Spray the paper with cooking spray. 

Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add about a quarter of the flour mixture to the creamed mixture. Then add a quarter of the apple cider to the bowl. Continue alternating the flour and cider to the creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition. 

Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes. Let sit in pan for about 10 minutes after removing from the oven. Then remove bread from pan to a cooling rack to cool completely. Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar and cider in a small bowl and pour the glaze over the bread.