White Chocolate Pound Cake with White Chocolate Glaze

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For when you need an extra pound or two!

Yes, it’s a pound cake and I have totally figured out why these delicious cakes are called pound cakes. I used to think “pound cake” meant the cake weighed about a pound, and it might, but I am convinced it is only because when you eat a slice, you gain a pound! Actually, the term pound cake comes from the older European version of the same, one pound of each ingredient resulting in a four pound cake: one pound butter, one pound sugar, one pound flour, one pound eggs, …holy poundcake! Well, this version isn’t quite that heavy, thankfully.

What makes this cake perfection is the white chocolate mixed right into the batter and its’ white chocolate glaze. This pound cake is nothing short of wonderful. The recipe is moist, not dry and crumbly like some pound cakes can be.

Diet food this is not, and these dense delectable slices will tempt you to take another and then another, but instead, spread the joy or else it may be your hips that are doing the spreading!

Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  1. 4 oz Ghirardelli white baking chocolate
  2. 1 can evaporated milk
  3. 1 cup softened butter
  4. 1 ⅔ cups of granulated sugar
  5. 2 ⅔ cups of flour
  6. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  7. ½ teaspoon salt
  8. 5 eggs

White Chocolate Glaze:

  1. 3 oz. Ghirardelli white chocolate baking squares
  2. ¼ cup butter
  3. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  4. 2 cups confectioners sugar
  5. 1-2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

preheat oven to 325place 4 oz. of chocolate and the evaporated milk into a microwave-safe bowl.
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  • preheat oven to 325℉
  • place 4 oz. of chocolate and the evaporated milk into a microwave-safe bowl.

heat in microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between each one until all the chocolate is melted 
set aside to cool
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  • heat in microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between each one until all the chocolate is melted
  • set aside to cool
in a stand mixer, blend together softened butter with sugar
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  • in a stand mixer, blend together softened butter with sugar
add eggs one at a time into the butter mixture mixing well after each addition
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  • add eggs one at a time into the butter mixture mixing well after each addition

add in half the flour mixture and half of the chocolate mixture into the mixing bowl and mix on medium speed
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  • add in half the flour mixture and half of the chocolate mixture into the mixing bowl and mix on medium speed
add in the rest of the flour and the chocolate mixture to the batter and blend on medium speed for 2-3 minutes
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  • add in the rest of the flour and the chocolate mixture to the batter and blend on medium speed for 2-3 minutes
pour batter into a greased  bundt pan
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  • pour batter into a greased bundt pan
bake for 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted the cake
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  • bake for 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted the cake
place cake on a cooling rack and let cool completely before icing
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  • place cake on a cooling rack and let cool completely before icing

Making the Chocolate Glaze:

melt butter and chocolate in microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments until chocolate is completely melted.
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  • melt butter and chocolate in microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments until chocolate is completely melted.
  • stir well
stir in confectioners sugar and vanilla and milk until it is smooth and it is a drizzling consistency
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  • stir in confectioners sugar and vanilla and milk until it is smooth and it is a drizzling consistency
  • drizzle icing over the cooled cake and frosting will set in 5 minutes
White Chocolate Pound Cake with White Chocolate Glaze
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