Mr. Fox has been bugging me for the longest time about making pound cake. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pound cake. Especially a marble pound cake. So we went grocery shopping and I bought a box of mix. If you know me, I normally don’t make box mixes.
That box we bought sat in our pantry for about 3 weeks before I even entertained the idea of making it.
I had a dream a couple nights ago about apples and cinnamon. They are two of my favorite holiday smells, specifically apple cider with a stick of cinnamon in it. So I decided that an apple cinnamon pound cake had to be made. With frosting. Oh yes.
So that box of pound cake mix is still in the pantry, and it’ll stay there for a while.
The one thing I might change on this cake in the future is the amount of cinnamon. I would probably use a bit more next time around. The shining star of this cake is the frosting. It’s a cinnamon-infused whipped cream cheese frosting. It’s not as thick as normal cream cheese frosting since it’s whipped (mixed with whipped heavy whipping cream), but it still tastes divine: not too sweet and not too cream cheesy.
Also, I would recommend using a crisp apple when making this recipe. I used empires, and while they’re really tasty, they are not the best baking apples. Go with granny smiths!
The recipe for the pound cake is adapted from this now defunct blog, and the frosting is an Esther Eats original.
apple cinnamon pound cake whipped cream cheese frosting
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