Lemon Blackberry Pound Cake
 
Ingredients
  • Blackberry Glaze:
  • 8 oz fresh Blackberries (about 1⅔ cups)
  • ⅓ cup raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp Chambord (blackberry Liqueur) - Optional
  • Pound Cake Batter:
  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
Instructions
  1. Blackberry Glaze:
  2. Place rinsed blackberries in a small non- reactive saucepan along with ⅓ cup raw sugar. Mash berries slightly and mix well with sugar. Allow berries to sit for 15 minutes to soften and bring out the juices.
  3. Place pan over medium high heat and bring the berries to a light boil. Reduce heat and simmer berries for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove berries from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Process berries through food mill to remove seeds.
  6. Return puree to pan, add lemon zest and Chambord.
  7. Simmer berries for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  8. Pound Cake:
  9. Preheat oven to 350°
  10. Grease and flour a 10 inch (14 cup) tube pan.
  11. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric mixer until creamy.
  12. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  13. Add cream cheese, beating until creamy.
  14. Place eggs in medium sized bowl, whisk slightly.
  15. Add fresh lemon juice, lemon zest and ¼ tsp salt. Whisk all ingredients together.
  16. Remove bowl from mixer and add whisked ingredients to cream cheese mixture. Stirring by hand, mix all ingredients together until just combined.
  17. Add flour, one cup at a time and stir until ingredients are all combined.
  18. Spoon ½ of the batter into greased and floured tube pan. Gently tap pan on counter to evenly distribute batter. Spoon cooled Blackberry glaze onto pound cake batter. Lightly run the end of a knife through the glaze and batter for a swirling effect.
  19. Spoon remaining batter on top of blackberry swirled pound cake batter.
  20. Lightly tap pan to distribute batter evenly.
  21. Place in pre-heated 350 degree oven.
  22. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  23. Allow pound cake to cool in pan for 15 minutes.
  24. Remove pound cake from tube pan and allow to cool completely before cutting.
  25. Serve with fresh blackberries and whip cream if desired.
Recipe by Pure Grace Farms at https://puregracefarms.com/2014/07/lemon-blackberry-pound-cake/