Thursday, March 1, 2012

POUND CAKE WITH FRUIT SAUCE

3 cups buttermilk baking mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
8 oz cream cheese, softened
6 eggs
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
Fruit sauce - recipe below

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a tube pan; set aside.

In large mixer bowl combine the baking mix, flour, sugar, cream cheese, eggs, butter, vanilla, and salt; mix at low speed for 30 seconds.  Beat at medium speed for 4 minutes, scraping down bowl occasionally.  Pour mixture into the prepared tube pan.

Bake cake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes.  Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

To serve, place cake on serving plates with the fruit sauce.

Fruit Sauce for Pound Cake:
1 can (21-oz) apricot pie filling
4 cups chopped fresh pineapple

Combine both ingredients in a large bowl and mix together well; chill until serving time.
Note:  You may substitute any other fresh fruit for the pineapple based on your taste.

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