I love spending time with my little girl baking cookies and sweet treats. Before I was a mommy, I spent many hours in the kitchen coming up with delightful concoctions of indulgent goodies, and my hubby, aka my taste tester, never complained!
I love the versatility of a simple pound cake. You can decorate it, color it, flavor it, you name it! I have a basic recipe from The Road to Blue Ribbon Baking by Marjorie Johnson that I love to use, and I change it up as necessary. With the holiday season upon us, I thought it would be fun to make either a Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake or a Peppermint Mocha Pound Cake. I know what you are thinking: what kind of extracts would you use to get that kind of flavor combo? Well, I have a secret ingredient in my back pocket, or rather, in my fridge at all times: International Delight Creamers! Unfortunately my local grocery story doesn’t stock too many flavors and I stuck to my old favorite, ID Hazelnut Creamer.
I just want to warn you that you cannot simply ADD International Delight Creamers to any recipe, but rather REPLACE a liquid ingredient with International Delight. In this recipe, which calls for 1 1/2 cups of butter I took out 1/4 cup of butter and replaced it with 1/4 cup of International Delight Hazelnut Creamer. Check out Marjorie Johnson’s slightly altered recipe below:
[Hazelnut] Pound Cake
1 1/4 cups butter (room temperature)
1 pound sifted powdered sugar
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup International Delight Hazelnut Creamer
2 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
Butter and Flour a Bundt pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large electric mixing bowl beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat in one egg at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla. Add International Delight Creamer. Gradually stir in flour.
Bake in oven for 60-75 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes and turn upside down.
You can also add your favorite ID creamer to any brownie mix! Simply swap out 1/4 cup of water for 1/4 cup of creamer. It gives your brownies a little hint of something special that will make anyone eating it say MMMMM! If you really want to add a holiday zing to your brownies, you can try ID’s Peppermint Mocha which adds a little hint of candy cane to your recipe!
Did you ever think that you could actually BAKE with your coffee creamer? After many experiments in the kitchen, I’ve come to realize that International Delight Creamers add the perfect flavor to any sweet recipe you are making. Add a little Almond Joy to those chocolate chip macaroon cookies, or French Vanilla in your Snickerdoodle Recipe! Have some fun with your holiday baking and be sure to pick up International Delight to have on hand for your baking and your guests! You can find more tasty recipes using International Delight Creamer by visiting International Delight.
Head on over to International Delight’s Share Your Delight Facebook App where you can print a $1 off coupon good for any International Delight flavor. You can also register your UPC code on this App which will donate 50 cents to the Coats for Kids foundation, as well as receive $5 for every $15 you spend on International Delight products.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.