Festive Pound Cake with Fruit Compote

Festive Pound Cake with Fruit Compote

Looking for a classic dessert? Enjoy pound cake served with fruit compote and ice cream – perfect for a festive celebration.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

3:35

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

Cake
2 1/2
cups sugar
1 1/2
cups butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
6
eggs
3
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons grated orange peel
1/2
cup milk
Compote
3/4
cup cut-up dried apricots
1
package (3.5 oz) sweetened dried cherries (2/3 cup)
1/2
cup sugar
3/4
cup orange juice
1
tablespoon brandy
1
medium orange, peeled, chopped (about 1 cup)
Ice cream, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease 10-inch angel food (tube cake) pan with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat 2 1/2 cups sugar and the butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla; mix well. Beat in 1 egg at a time until well blended.
  2. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with orange peel and milk, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into pan.
  3. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Invert cake onto serving plate. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. In medium saucepan, mix apricots, cherries, 1/2 cup sugar and the orange juice. Heat to boiling; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed. Stir in brandy and chopped orange. Serve warm compote with cake and ice cream.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Dried cherries are delicious, but can be a bit difficult to find and are a little pricey; if you can't find them, substitute cherry-flavored dried cranberries.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 470
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 125mg;
  • Sodium 240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 68g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 47g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.