This Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake recipe is just as lovely as it sounds, full of seasonal colors, ingredients, and flavors that you won't be able to resist. Christmas will be here before you know it, and you'll want to start preparing your Christmas recipe list and this dessert recipe is just the one to add.
This amazing pound cake recipe has lots of cranberries and white chocolate, topped with a sweet white glaze. The glaze and the cake part of this pound cake recipe are a delicious combination to get your holidays started.
For the cake recipe, you will need quite a few ingredients, so you will want to make sure you have everything in your pantry before you get started. Some of the ingredients you will need for the pound cake recipe include some sifted cake flour, cranberries (fresh or thawed), some white chocolate chunks, room temperature butter, heavy cream and mascarpone cheese. You will also need some eggs, vanilla extract and browned butter. There are a lot of steps in this recipe, but don't let that intimidate you, just read through the steps first, so you have a good idea what to do.
For starters, you will want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter and flour a loaf pan and line it with some parchment paper. Then combine the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Then sift those ingredients well and set aside. Then in a small saucepan that is over medium heat brown some butter until it is a nice amber color, and remove any foam that develops and then set aside to cool. Then mix the butter on medium speed until it's nice and creamy. Then slowly add the sugar and keep beating until the mixture is creamy. Then add the heavy cream and mascarpone, and beat on medium speed. With the mixer on low speed, you can slowly add the dry ingredients along with the eggs. Then add some of the flour and some chocolate chunks, and then add the cranberries with some flour to cover.
The glaze for this pound cake recipe is easy to do. All you need for the creamy glaze recipe is some softened butter, some cream cheese, some powdered sugar and some vanilla extract. You can also use this glaze recipe on other pound cake recipes. To make the glaze recipe, you will need to cream together the softened butter and cream cheese until they are smooth and creamy. Then slowly add the sifted powdered sugar and beat until smooth again. Then mix in the vanilla extract. Now the glaze recipe is ready to spread on top of the pound cake. Once the cake is glazed, you will want to put the cake into the refrigerator until the frosting is set.
When trying a new recipe you want to read through the recipe thoroughly and made sure you understand all the steps. Sometimes when we just scan through a recipe, we might miss an important step or ingredient along the way. There is nothing worse, and then getting halfway through the recipe and realizing you forgot something, and you have to run out and get that ingredient and hopefully find it in time to finish the recipe.
Did you know that white chocolate is not real chocolate? Because white chocolate doesn't contain cocoa solids, some people like to dispute the fact, but cocoa solids are the most important ingredient in chocolate liquor.
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