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Rich and fruity pound cake is infused with loads of grapefruit flavor from a crunchy citrus-sugar topper and a fresh grapefruit syrup.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
45 mins
cool:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and lightly flour a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a small bowl combine the grapefruit peel and 2 tablespoons sugar; set aside. In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl beat the butter and olive oil with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup sugar and beat for 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined after each addition. Combine the buttermilk and 1/4 cup grapefruit juice. Alternately add the buttermilk mixture and flour mixture to the beaten mixture, beating just until combined after each addition.

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  • Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove cake from pan and poke the top generously with a toothpick or a skewer. In a small bowl combine remaining 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice and 2 teaspoons sugar; brush over top of cake. Sprinkle cake with reserved sugar mixture. Cool completely. If desired, serve with grapefruit slices.

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Reserve any remaining pulp and juice from the grapefruit and sweeten to taste with sugar. Serve with the cake as a simple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 56mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 41g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 25g; protein 4g; vitamin a 314.9IU; vitamin c 4.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1.3mg; folate 44.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 186mg; potassium 70mg; calcium 31mg; iron 1.2mg.
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