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SPRINGTIME SPRINKLES POUND CAKE

This rich buttery, perfect Pound Cake is the best comfort food.   SpringTime Sprinkles Pound Cake is super moist and brings back lots of memories. Dress it up for Spring with colorful pastel pink, yellow, green Sprinkles.

This post includes step by step instructions for making the best SpringTime Sprinkles Pound Cake.

My History With This Pound Cake

I bake this pound cake often to share with family, neighbors, friends. Sharing this cake began after my special needs son, Caleb was born. He was born in 1996 with the worse brain bleed you could have. Caleb has had seventeen brain surgeries, cerebral palsy, and seizures. He was walking at 2-1/2 years old. His occupational therapist encouraged me to talk to him about every step and let him participate in the process. She told me it would be great for using his hands, especially his hand with cerebral palsy. Plus, it would be fabulous for his memory. After that, we started baking together before he could even walk. I would sit him on the kitchen counter and involve him in everything I did. We were continually baking and sharing this cake with everyone.

In short, Pound cake was the easiest recipe I could think of for Caleb to memorize. As the years went by, I have adjusted the recipe, but it started with simple ingredients like three sticks of butter, three cups sugar, three cups flour, and so on.

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Read more about Caleb and my history with this pound cake. Plus, Find out more about my journey to being in the top five in desserts at the World Food Championships in 2017 and 2018 with a perfect score each year. My tory is in Guideposts Magazine.

Other Versions Of This Springtime Sprinkles Pound Cake

Over the years, I have used this cake recipe to make other flavor pound cakes. If you enjoy Pound Cake, you will have to try the following:

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This rich buttery, perfect Cake is the best comfort food.  This SpringTime Sprinkles Cake is super moist and brings back lots of memories.  Dress it up for Spring with colorful pastel pink, yellow, green Sprinkles.
This rich buttery, perfect Pound Cake is the best comfort food.  This SpringTime Sprinkles Pound Cake is super moist and brings back lots of memories.  Dress it up for Spring with colorful pastel pink, yellow, green Sprinkles.

First Step: Cream Butter & Shortening to start making this springtime sprinkles pound cake

Before you begin, turn the oven on 325 degrees. Set out five eggs and two sticks of butter. The eggs and butter need to be at room temperature. You should be able to press your thumb into the butter and leave an indentation. Meanwhile, measure out your sour cream and buttermilk. As a result of skipping this step, your cake may not turn out as well.

To begin, with an electric mixer on medium-high, cream together 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened and ½ cup butter flavoring shortening.

Cream the butter, shortening and sugar to make this Sprinkle Cake.

Second Step: Sugar

Add 3 cups of sugar to the creamed butter and shortening. Cream these ingredients for 3 to 5 minutes until it is nice and fluffy.

Add the Sugar to make this Sprinkle  Cake.
Cream the butter, shortening and sugar.

Third Step: Eggs

Add five eggs one at a time just until the egg yolks disappear. About 1 to 2 minutes. It is best to use room temperature eggs.

Add the eggs one at a time to make this super moist cake.

Fourth Step: Sour Cream

Blend in 3/4 cup sour cream.

Fifth Step: To making Springtime Sprinkles Pound Cake

Add 1 TB butter flavoring and 2 TB pure vanilla extract. Next, add one teaspoon salt and one teaspoon baking powder to the mixture.

Sixth Step: Whisk Flour

Very importantly, measure out three cups of all-purpose flour and mix it well using a whisk.

Most importantly, alternate the 3 cups all-purpose flour with ¾ cup buttermilk just until blended.

Batter for the cake.

Seventh Step: Sprinkles for Springtime Sprinkles Pound Cake

  • After that, stir in one cup of Springtime Sprinkles. However, I did not use a new bottle of sprinkles. I mix a lot of half-used bottles of pastel sprinkles to make these sprinkles. Do not be afraid to use what you have in the pastry and combine them.
  • Spray a large bundt pan with cooking spray.
  • Add the cake batter to the bundt pan.
  • Sprinkle additional sugar on top of the cake before baking for a more crunchy top.

If you are looking for other easy Easter treats, try the following: 

Use colorful pastel Sprinkles to make this cake.  I mixed leftover sprinkle to make this beautiful assortment.
Dress the cake up for Spring with Sprinkles.

Eight Step: Bake the Pound Cake

  • Bake one hour and 15 minutes.
  • Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake to check for doneness.
  • After that, allow the cake to cool about 20 minutes.
  • After the cake is cool, turn it out onto a cake plate.
Sprinkle sugar on the top of the  Cake before baking.
Golden brown cake.
Rich buttery perfect Cake is the best comfort food.  This SpringTime Sprinkles Pound Cake is super moist and brings back lots of memories.  Dress it up for Spring with Sprinkles.
Rich buttery perfect Cake is the best comfort food.  This SpringTime Sprinkles Cake is super moist and brings back lots of memories.  Dress it up for Spring with Sprinkles.

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SPRINGTIME SPRINKLES POUND CAKE

This pound cake is a perfect cake to celebrate spring.  It is super moist, delicious and colorful. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, dessert, desserts, pound cake, recipe
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 575kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavoring shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoons butter flavoring
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 6 ounces each Candy Wafers, white, pink, yellow
  • 1 cup Spring Sprinkles/Jimmies
  • 1/4 cup Spring Sprinkles to decorate top of cake

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 325 degrees
    With an electric mixer, cream together 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened and ½ cup butter flavoring shortening.
    Add 3 cups of sugar to the creamed butter and shortening.
    Creaming the butter, shortening, and sugar is a significant step. Cream these ingredients for 3 to 5 minutes until it is fluffy.
    Add five eggs one at a time just until the egg yolks disappear — about 1 to 2 minutes.
    Blend in 3/4 cup sour cream.
    Add 1 TB butter flavoring and 2 TB pure vanilla extract.
    Next, add one teaspoon salt and one teaspoon baking powder to the mixture.
    Alternate the 3 cups all-purpose flour with ¾ cup buttermilk just until blended.
    Stir in one cup of SpringTime Sprinkles. 
    Spray a large 12 cup bundt pan with cooking spray.
    Add the cake batter to the bundt pan.
    Sprinkle additional sugar on top of the cake before baking for a more crunchy top.
    Bake the pound cake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in 325-degree oven. 
    Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake to check for doneness.
    Allow the cake to cool about 20 minutes.
    After the cake is cool, turn it out onto a cake plate.
    CANDY MELTS
    Melt the yellow, white, and pink candy wafers according to package in separate bowls.
    I used white chocolate chips instead of candy melts for the white stripes.  Candy melts will harden on the cake. 
    Drop spoonfuls of each color around the cake.
    Sprinkle the cake with additional SpringTime candy sprinkles.

Nutrition

Serving: 14pieces | Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 4.3% | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 6.5% | Iron: 12.3%

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  1. Love that there are sprinkles in this cake to make it that much more colorful, spring-like and kid-friendly, too. Definitely going to make this one and give it a try for my family now this spring. So, thank you for sharing and now wishing you a wonderful end to this week 🙂

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