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Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell Photo by: Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell

Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Pound Cake

Category Finalist, Desserts. "This cake is even better on the second day." --Anna Ginsberg, Austin, TX

Cooking Light APRIL 2007

  • Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate minichips
  • 1 teaspoon cake flour
  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour (about 11 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 10 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
  • Baking spray with flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°.

Combine chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon flour in a small bowl; toss.

Lightly spoon 2 3/4 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Place cream cheese and butter in a bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed to blend. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time; beat well after each addition. Beat on high speed 1 minute. With mixer on low, add flour mixture and liqueur alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat well after each addition. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into a 12-cup Bundt pan coated with baking spray. Bake at 325° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Sift powdered sugar over cake.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 308
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 10.1g
  • Saturated fat: 5.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 48.9g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 59mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Sodium: 231mg
  • Calcium: 60mg
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