Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • This homemade pound cake is well worth the time and effort it takes to make it! Everyone will be in for a fun surprise when you cut into this Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting!

    Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake is a vanilla pound cake with surprise center and raspberry cream cheese frosting using real raspberries! #valentinesdaycake #peekaboocake #poundcakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake is a vanilla pound cake with surprise center and raspberry cream cheese frosting using real raspberries!

    This Valentine’s Day cake is a fun and festive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This moist and delicious vanilla pound cake with raspberry cake cut outs will be a hit. Perfect for any Valentine’s Day party!

    Let’s start off with a little bit of honesty. This is the third time I’ve attempted to make a Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake. All of the posts I have seen on “peek-a-boo cakes” swear it is “so simple” and “easy”.

    Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake is a vanilla pound cake with surprise center and raspberry cream cheese frosting using real raspberries! #valentinesdaycake #peekaboocake #poundcakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    The chemistry of this cake is not that elementary. So what are the hiccups and issues? I’ll show you how with my Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting!

    1. Cut-outs need to be frozen. If they aren’t, they overcook.
    2. You need to cut the second batch of pound cake to 2/3’s. A full batch is too much.
    3. The cooking time the second time around is considerably more, not less.
    4. The top will undoubtedly have some imperfections, make sure you use some type of glaze or frosting to cover them up!

    So here we go… let’s make a Valentine’s Day Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting. I hope you will respect my honesty, but I really don’t want to mislead anyone.

    After you’ve done it once, I promise it will get easier and then you can make them for any holiday or occasion.

    Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake is a vanilla pound cake with surprise center and raspberry cream cheese frosting using real raspberries! #valentinesdaycake #peekaboocake #poundcakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Plus, making a peek-a-boo cake is a fun little way to add an element of surprise to your cakes. They’re all about fun!

    Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe and Tutorial- Buttery vanilla pound cake with a creamy raspberry cream cheese frosting with a SURPRISE inside! I’ve tested numerous peek-a-boo cake tutorials and here is what I have learned.

    It doesn’t just have to be a cake cut out shape on the inside of your cake, you can put different kinds of candies and chocolates in the middle! Peek-a-boo cakes are also great for gender reveal parties!

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    Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

    Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake is a vanilla pound cake with surprise center and raspberry cream cheese frosting using real raspberries!
    Prep Time2 hrs
    Cook Time1 hr
    Total Time3 hrs
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: peek-a-boo cake, Valentine’s Day cake
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 956kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    Raspberry Cut-Out Cake

    Vanilla Cake

    Frosting

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and coat a 9-inch bread pan with cooking spray. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl using an electronic hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    • Add raspberry extract, red food coloring, salt and eggs. Continue to add red food coloring gel until you reach your desired color. Blend well, batter may be slightly lumpy. Gradually add flour until smooth. Continue to beat for approximately 2 minutes.
    • Pour into bread pan and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick test. Remove and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan.
    • Measure the depth of your cookie cutter (preferably 2 inches tall). Cut cake into slices equal to the depth of your cookie cutter. Cut each slice and place cut-outs into an airtight plastic bag. Freeze for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
    • When you are ready to make the rest of the cake, preheat the oven to 325 degrees again. Follow the same directions for preparing the batter, but use the second set of ingredients listed and no food coloring.
    • Coat your 9-inch bread pan with cooking spray and spoon enough vanilla pound cake batter into the bottom to cover. Remove frozen cut-out’s from the freezer. Line down the center of the pan, securing in the layer of batter and fitting snugly together. Spoon remaining batter around cut-out’s and over top.
    • Place into the oven and bake for 50-70 minutes. This is where times may vary greatly depending on many variables; the size of the frozen cut-outs, oven and how much batter you have surrounding. Keep a watchful eye starting at 50 minutes and continue to bake until cake passes the toothpick test. If the top starts to brown, cover loosely with a piece of aluminum foil.
    • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before loosening from pan. Cool fully before frosting.
    • When you are ready to frost, blend together cream cheese and butter. Add raspberries and vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar until frosting is a spoon-able consistency. It took me closer to 3 cups. This all depends on how much water your raspberries are holding on to. Frozen will require more than fresh.
    • Frost and serve immediately and enjoy your Valentines Day Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting!
    • If you’ve made this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 956kcal | Carbohydrates: 122g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 253mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 1560IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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