Cherry Pound Cake Bites

I have to be honest with you all. I cheated big time on my healthy eating the day I made these. See, you have to cut off the crust of the pound cake so they are pretty. I ate a lot of crust. I hate wasting after all….

I also have another confession. I can be a lazy baker. Or I should say a lazy “decorator”. I initially started by dunking each piece of pound cake into the glaze, applied sprinkles and repeated. It reminded me of this past  Christmas when I made about one million truffles. (thesetheseand these) And I’m not ready for that right now. So the lazy in me put all the pound cake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and drizzled the glaze over the remaining cubes. Let me tell you something….

They taste the same!! Still absolutely delicious with much less work.

And I’m all about less work. Just ask the hubs.

Cherry Pound Cake Bites

Ingredients:

For the Pound Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 3 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the Glaze:

  • 16 oz can vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate
  • sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Beat butter and cream cheese. Add in sugar and beat a full three minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in vanilla, almond, cherry juice and vanilla beans. Mixture will be slightly curdled looking (don’t fear).
  2. In small bowl mix flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture one cup at a time, until fully blended.
  3. Pour batter into two greased loaf pans (I also line the bottoms with parchment paper). Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 75 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and cool in pans about ten minutes, then remove and cool on wire rack.
  5. For frosting, mix can of frosting with white chocolate in microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave one minute, stirring to make sure all chocolate is melted and mixed in.
  6. Cube pound cake (cut off outer layer if desired). Drizzle glaze over cubed pound cake and immediately apply sprinkles. Or, if desired, dip each cube completely in pound cake and allow to set until hardened. Store in air tight container in refrigerator. Enjoy!
(inspired by Better Homes and Gardens)

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24 comments on “Cherry Pound Cake Bites”

  1. I love that you took an easier way ou than making truffles/balls. They are pretty but yes MUCH more work and if the shortcut tastes just as good, then even better!

  2. Giggling over here because less work is what I am all about…ask my hubby:-) And as for not wanting to “waste” any food…I am so with you especially on yummy things like pound cake crust. And pound cake drizzled or dipped sounds great either way:-)

  3. These look delicious! They would be a great little treat for a party!

  4. They look delicious..Thanks for posting it dear..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

  5. These look fantastic. I like the drippy version of the glaze better than the petit four look.

    Well done!!!

    I too would have eaten the crust…seriously you can’t throw that stuff away.

  6. These look absolutely sinful – they are perfectly what I look for in a cake, all drippy and soft 🙂
    Beautiful blog which I am glad is all about sweets!!!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Aus Day Green And Gold Cake

  7. Oooh, this looks like such a great entertaining snack 🙂 Very cute!

  8. One word: yum! And: pretty! Ok, two words 😉

  9. Cherry pound cake does sound delicious and you were so creative on the servings. Love these little cake bites, they look better than cake slices! Yum!

  10. Sounds great! I love maraschino cherries so I need to try this one.

    And I hear you on the less work, the better 😀

  11. Cheers to less work and cheating. I would have eaten the whole thing.

  12. I adore marachino cherries, so this recipe is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!!

    🙂
    ButterYum

  13. These are awesome and would be so perfect for a little girl tea party! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. Yum! Your website is going to get me in trouble…

  15. These are adorable! They sound delicious too. What a great idea to cut the cake into bite sized pieces. Yum!

  16. I love the lazy drizzle effect – they still look stunning.

  17. What a neat recipe for the upcoming Valentine’s Day.

  18. These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen!!

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  20. Those look incredible! The cherry pound cake sounds good – as a standalone too!

    Stopping by from TTT

  21. Your cream cheese based pound cake sounds to-die-for, and the sprinkles on top have me completely enchanted!

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