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Glazed Bourbon-Orange Pound Cake with Apricot-Orange Sauce

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Active Time:  25 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 15 Minutes
  Serves 10
The bourbon heightens the orange and apricot flavors of the cake, rather than making the cake taste of alcohol.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For Cake:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups (2  1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons grated orange zest
1 teaspoon salt
5 large eggs
1/3 cup bourbon
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
For Glaze and Sauce:
2 1/2 cups apricot jam
1/2 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
5 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons bourbon
Glazed Bourbon-Orange Pound Cake with Apricot-Orange Sauce Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
FOR CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 9-inch-diameter cake pan with 2-inch high sides. Line bottom of cake pan with parchment paper; butter paper.


Using electric stand mixer and paddle attachment, beat sugar, butter, orange zest and salt in large bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Gradually beat in bourbon. Add flour and beat just until blended. Transfer batter to prepared pan.


Bake until tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Transfer pan to cooling rack.


Meanwhile, combine jam and vanilla bean in heavy small saucepan. Melt jam. Strain. Cool completely. Stir in orange juice and bourbon. Pour 1/2 cup glaze over cake, let stand 5 minutes. Pour another 1/2 cup glaze over cake. Cool 10 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack. Place cake right side up on rack and cool cake completely.


Cut cake into wedges. Transfer cake wedges to plates. Drizzle remaining sauce over and around cake and serve.


Recipe created exclusively for Cooking.com by Angela Hunter.


Recipe reprinted by permission of . All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 10
Calories: 591
Fat. Total: 21g
Fiber: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 92g
Sodium: 439mg
% Cal. from Fat: 32%
Cholesterol: 156mg
Protein: 6g
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Rating: 5
by: Karen, CA Reviewed: 04/28/2009
A Big Hit!
Made this for a potluck at work. It's been a big hit! Recipe was very easy to prepare, and I'll certainly be making it again.
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