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Fruited Pound Cake

No recipe image available.Use colorful holiday gift wrap and ribbon to creatively package mini pound cakes for gift-giving during the holidays.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mixed candied fruit, chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine 1 1/4 cups flour and all ingredients except candied fruit and walnuts in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in remaining 1 cup flour, candied fruit and walnuts by hand.
  3. Pour into 6 greased (5 1/2 x 3-inch) mini loaf pans.
  4. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

Makes 6 mini loaves.

Tip: Substitute 2 greased (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.