Christmas Cakes

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Prep time:

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Type of meal : | Cakes | Cakes

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Ingredients

1 pkg (208 g) frozen loaf pound cake
1 cup (250 mL) apricot preserves
2 tbsp (25 mL) brandy
2 tbsp (25 mL) butter or margarine
1 tbsp (15 mL) light corn syrup
2 squares (30 g each) semisweet baking chocolate

Directions

  1. Trim crust, top and sides from the pound cake. Cut lengthwise into thirds. Set aside. Place the preserves in 2-cup (500 mL) measure. Microwave at High 1 ½ to 2 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Press through wire strainer into small bowl. Discard pulp. Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) brandy to strained liquid. Set aside.
  2. To assemble cake, place bottom layer on wire rack. Spread with 2 tbsp (25 mL) strained preserves. Add second layer and spread with 2 tbsp (25 mL) strained preserves. Add top layer. Spread top and sides with remaining preserves. Refrigerate about 1 hour.
  3. To prepare chocolate frosting, place butter, remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) brandy and the corn syrup in 2-cup (500 mL) measure. Microwave at High 1 ½ to 2 minutes, or until butter melts and mixture just comes to a boil. Add chocolate, stirring to melt. Cool until warm. Spread top and sides of cake with frosting. Refrigerate about 30 minutes, or until frosting is firm. Transfer to serving plate.

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Imported on 2011-01-20 20:26:46 — Original ID:1471

Christmas Cakes
Christmas Cakes