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Irish Cream and Coffee Pound Cake

Ingredients

Cake

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

Irish Cream Glaze

  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
  • 2/3 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Cake: Beat butter at medium speed with electric mixer about 2 minutes or until soft and creamy.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
  4. Dissolve coffee granules in boiling water; stir in liqueur.
  5. 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.
  6. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13-cup Bundt pan.
  7. Bake at 300 degrees F for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool 30 minutes on wire rack.
  9. Brush with Irish Cream Glaze, and sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  10. Let cool completely.
  11. Irish Cream Glaze: Dissolve coffee granules in water; add liqueur and confectioners' sugar, stirring until blended.

Yield about 1/2 cup glaze

Glazed cake may be frozen for up to one month.


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