Saturday, April 2, 2011

Semi-Homemade Apple Pound Cake

I doctored up a box of pound cake mix today with ingredients I had on hand. It was so delicious at the potluck party I took it to that I had to commit it to the blog before I forgot what I did.
For Cake:
1 Box Betty Crocker Pound Cake Mix
2 Large Eggs
1/4 C Apple Sauce
1 T Low Fat Sour Cream
1 T Margarine
1 1/4 C Water
1/2 t Pumpkin Pie Spice or Apple Pie Spice

For Glaze:
1/2 C Apple Juice
2/3 C Light Brown Sugar
1 T Margarine
1/4 t Pumpkin Pie Spice or Apple Pie Spice (or just cinnamon)

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients for the cake in a bowl and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes or by hand for 4 minutes. The batter will be thick. Follow the directions on the box for pan sizes and bake according to the box directions.

Heat all of the ingredients for the glaze over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves and it boils. When it begins to reduce, pour into a bowl to cool. It will thicken up a bit and will be the consistency of syrup.

When the cake is done and still hot, use a skewer to make holes all over the top. Pour the glaze over the top and allow it to flow into the holes. Remove cake from the pan and serve. Store leftovers (if there are any) in an airtight container.