Apple Cider Pound Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 12
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3 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Cup Butter or Margarine
6 large eggs
3 Cup Flour -- All-Purpose
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon -- Ground
1/2 teaspoon Allspice -- Ground
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg -- Ground
1/4 teaspoon Cloves -- Ground
1 Cup apple Cider
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
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1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Butter or Margarine
1/4 Cup Buttermilk

Preparation / Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir together all dry ingredients; set aside. Combine cider and vanilla. Add dry ingredients alternately with cider mixture to batter. Mix until well blended. Spoon into a greased 10-inch angel food cake pan or fluted tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until cake tests done. Meanwhile, combine all icing ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. While cake is warm, drizzle 1/3 of the icing over the cake. Serve remaining icing over individual cake servings, if desired.

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