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Grand Marnier Pound Cake

 

208

Yield

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

1

hrs

Ready

1

hrs

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

1 cup butter, unsalted
softened
1 ⅔ cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup liqueur
grand marnier or cointreau, orange flavor
*
1 tablespoon orange zest
grated
5 large eggs
12 ounces mini chocolate chips
glaze
¼ cup orange juice
freshly squeezed
¼ cup liqueur
grand marnier or cointreau, orange flavor
*
¼ cup sugar

Directions

CAKE: Preheat the oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Generously butter a 10-inch (9- cup) fluted tube pan; then sprinkle it with flour, tapping out the excess. Set aside.

In a large bowl with the electric mixer on high speed, beat the butter until creamy.

Gradually beat in the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Turn the mixer speed to low.

Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Beat just until the flour is absorbed.

Beat in the Grand Marnier and orange zest.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add mini-chips.

Spread the batter in the prepared pan, smoothing the top even.

Bake until the cake shrinks from the side of the pan and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 1 hour and 5 minutes (maybe less).

Let stand in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then carefully unmold the cake onto a second rack placed over a piece of wax paper or aluminum foil.

GLAZE: Meanwhile, combine the orange juice, Grand Marnier, and sugar in a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil over moderate heat.

Lower the heat and simmer until the mixture forms a light syrup, about 5 minutes.

Then brush the syrup all over the warm cake.

When it is cool, transfer it to a serving plate.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 359g (12.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 140446% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 72g 110%
Saturated Fat 42g 212%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 386mg 129%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 62%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Sugars g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 10% Iron 34%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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