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Irish Cream-And-Coffee Poundcake Recipe

Irish Cream-And-Coffee Poundcake  
Posted by: Jerseygirl Sat 6 Mar 2004 8:22 am
Source: Southern Living

1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/4 cup boiling water
1/3 cup Irish cream liqueur
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

2 to 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until soft and creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed 5 to 7 minutes. Add
eggs, one at time, beating just until yellow disappears.
Dissolve coffee granules in boiling water; stir in liqueur. Add flour to butter mixture alternately with coffee mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in flavorings.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 13-cup Bundt pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes
out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool 30 minutes on wire rack. Brush with Irish Cream Glaze, and sprinkle with
toasted almonds. Let cool completely. Yiled: one 10-inch cake.

Irish Cream Glaze Ingredients:
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Dissolve coffee granules in water; add liqueur and powdered sugar, stirring until blended. Yield: about 1/2 cup. NOTE: Glazed cake may be frozen up to one month.

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