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Golden Crown Honey Pound Cake recipe

Golden Crown Honey Pound Cake.

These honey-sweetened loaves of pound cake,laden with maraschino cherries and pecans, make wonderful gifts.

Recipe: Golden Crown HoneyPound Cake

1 cup butter or margarine
3 large eggs
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup whole maraschino cherries, drained
1/2 cup broken pecans

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).Grease and flour 3 (6 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/2-inch) loaf pans; set aside.
  • Bring butter and eggs to room temperature.
  • In large mixer bowl, beat butter on mediumspeed of electric mixer about 1 minute. Gradually add honey,then sugar; beat 5 to 7 minutes after all honey and sugar areadded.
  • Add vanilla and lemon peel; mix well.
  • Add eggs one at a time; beat after eachaddition. Scrape bowl frequently.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt andbaking soda; mix well. Add flour mixture to egg mixture; beaton low speed only until ingredients are blended; gently stirin cherries and pecans.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pans.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until woodenpick inserted near center comes clean.
  • Cool 15 minutes in pan. Remove from pan;cool completely on wire rack.

    Makes 3 (6 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/2-inch) loaves.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the National Honey Board.

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