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The Exiles Book Club Questions and Recipe

Pound Cake with Currant Glaze

A rich vanilla cake with a tart currant glaze. If you are looking for food suggestions for The Exiles, look no further!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 12
Calories 669 kcal


  • Bundt or Tube pan



  • 1 ½ cup butter (3 sticks) softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • ½ cup currant jam or jelly
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar



  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a tube or Bundt pan. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese until well blended and creamed. Add in the sugar, continuing to beat the mixture until it becomes fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, continuing to mix well after each addition.
  • Sift and add in the 3 cups of flour and the ¼ tsp of salt. Mix until incorporated.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake at 325 degrees for 90 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cook the cake in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.


  • Mix 1-2 tbsp water and currant jam in a small sauce pan. Heat over low heat until both are liquid and well incorporated. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in the confectioners sugar, 1/3 cup at a time, allowing the residual heat to meld the mixture together.
  • Allow to stand for 10-15 minutes until thickened to desired consistency.
  • Pour over entire cake before serving or over individual slices.
Keyword Cake, Dessert, Fruit