Five-flavor Pound Cake

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Five-flavor pound cake

Caramel drizzle


Pound cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray decorative or regular 10-inch tube pan or bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Sift and measure flour in mixing bowl.
  4. Add salt and baking soda, sift again and set mixture aside.
  5. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, incorporating each well after adding.
  7. Add flour alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour.
  8. Mix for at least 2 minutes on medium speed.
  9. Add extracts one at a time, incorporating each in mixture before next addition.
  10. Continue mixing batter until it is shiny, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  11. Pour batter into tube pan, and place pan in center of oven.
  12. Bake for 1 hour, or until cake is golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  13. Remove from oven, and cool cake slightly on wire rack before turning it out onto serving plate.
  14. Cool cake completely before drizzling with caramel.

Caramel drizzle

  1. Combine brown sugar, milk, butter and salt in saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to low, and cook until mixture is slightly thick, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and gradually beat in confectioners' sugar.
  5. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  6. Let icing cool slightly, and pour over cake.
  7. Icing hardens as it cools.