Thursday, December 31, 2009

Farewell 2009!

Here is a perfectly sweet ending to another amazingly sweet year. In 2009, I welcomed a new niece and nephew into my immediate family, had my one year wedding anniversary, saw my best friend get married, saw my little brother graduate form college, had an amazing year at work, traveled to some very fun places and my husband and I made extremely exciting plans for our immediate future! I am truly thankful for all of the great experiences we had this year. Have fun tonight and be safe. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Pound Cake
Adapted from Cooking Light April 2007

  • 1/3 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
  • 6 ounces at-free cream cheese, softened
  • 10 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • Baking spray
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

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. Whisk together Irish Cream and Half and Half.

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. Smooth the batter evenly with a spatula.

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.

Slice and serve. This cake become increasingly more delicious each day after it is baked. I highly suggest making it 1 to to 2 days before you plan to serve.


Victor said...

I love the taste of baileys. It must be really good in pound cake. Happy 2010!

teresa said...

this is fantastic! i love cake like this, happy new year!

baby cribs said...

I really like your blog because of the photos! They all look good and they are all so clear! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Crystal said...

Oh MY, I just took a taste of my freshly baked cake and the deliciousness is rediculous! So tender and the tiny chocolate chips are just the right amount for the cake! I can't quite taste the Irish Cream, but I am guessing it will develop over the next couple days, since you mentioned it gets better with time...Great Recipe, can't wait for my hubby to try it tonight! Thanks!

Julie said...

I'm a little late to the party, but this looks super!

ashley said...

ohhh this looks absolutely delish!!