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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Irish Cream Pound Cake with Irish Cream Glaze

1 1/2 - cups butter
2 - cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 - cup granulated sugar
5 - large eggs
3 - cups all purpose flour
1 - tsp baking powder
1/2 - tsp salt
3/4 - cup whole milk
1/4 - cup Irish cream liqueur or Irish cream syrup

Preheat oven to 325. Spray a 12 cup fluted pan with not stick spray with flour. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs one at time, beating after each addition. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk., beginning and ending with flour mixture beating after each addition. Stir in Irish cream. Spoon batter into prepared pan, and bake for 1 hour and 15 - 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack. Drizzle Irish Cream Glaze over cake. Garnish with mint leaves and strawberries if desired.

Irish Cream Glaze

2 cups confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur

Combine sugar and Irish cream whisking until creamy. Drizzle over cooled cake. It took a little more than 3 T. of the Irish cream to get a good consistency. Just keep adding until you get it the consistency you want. You can also use a little milk instead of adding more irish cream liquer or flavoring.

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