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Cinnamon-Raisin Pound Cake with Basic Glaze

We've spiced up our Classic Pound Cake recipe with cinnamon and raisins.

  • Yield: Makes 2 cakes
Cinnamon-Raisin Pound Cake with Basic Glaze

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2009

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 1 pound (3 1/4 cups), plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 4 sticks softened unsalted butter, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 9 large, room-temperature eggs
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

For the Topping

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter two 5-by-9-inch loaf pans. Combine 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour and salt in a bowl.

  2. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer on high speed until pale and fluffy, for 8 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Reduce speed to medium, and add vanilla extract.

  3. Lightly beat eggs, and add to mixer bowl in 4 additions, mixing thoroughly after each and scraping down sides. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture in 4 additions, mixing until just incorporated. Toss raisins in remaining 2 tablespoons flour; fold into finished batter. Divide batter in half. Fold cinnamon into 1 half. Scoop batters into 2 prepared pans, 1/2 cup at a time, alternating plain and cinnamon. Swirl with a knife. Tap on counter to distribute; smooth tops.

  4. Bake until a tester inserted into center of each cake comes out clean, about 65 minutes. Let cool in pans on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire rack.

  5. Make the glaze: Combine 2 cups confectioners' sugar and 4 to 5 tablespoons milk in a bowl. Drizzle over cooled cakes.

Reviews (1)

  • RenaeLvs2bake 14 Apr, 2011

    Easy, simple, and turned out delicious! :) Keeper and a new favorite

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