Delicious desserts: Spice-glazed pound cake and more

If you're looking for an inexpensive and easy sweet treat to serve your guests this Halloween, why not whip together the perfect pound cake! Catherine DeOrio, the executive chef of Hillshire Brands, makes a turtle pound cake with salted caramel sauce and a classic pound cake spiced up with an orange glaze.

Classic pound cake with spiced orange glaze

Ingredients

  • For the cake:

    • 2 sticks of butter; softened and cut into tablespoon-sized cubes
    • 1 1/3 cups sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
    • 3 large eggs, plus three egg yolks
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon water
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For glaze:

    • 1/4 cup confectioner
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, plus additional for garnish
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/16 teaspoon ground cloves
    • Pinch kosher salt
    • Candied orange peel or wheels (optional)

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Turtle pound cake

Ingredients

  • Turtle pound cake:

    • 1 1 lb pound cake; cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
    • 3/4 cup salted caramel sauce
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate; melted
    • 3/4 cup toasted pecans; chopped
  • For caramel sauce:

    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt

Preparation

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