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A slice of this white chocolate macadamia nut pound cake with icing, whipped cream, and shredded coconut
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pound Cake

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pound Cake - the simplicity of a pound cake elevated with the soft crunch of macadamia nuts and infused with creamy white chocolate, resulting in the most delectable dessert.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Cakes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pound Cake, White Chocolate Pound Cake
Servings: 16
Calories: 698kcal


Pound Cake

  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate divided, (4 ounces chopped, 4 ounces melted)
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoon turbinado or raw brown sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 ½ to 3 ounces macadamia nuts roughly chopped, (I buy the 4 ounce bag and use some for topping)

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Drizzle

  • 4 to 5 ounce white chocolate wafers melted
  • 1 ounce macadamia nuts roughly chopped


Pound Cake

  • Chop 4 of the white chocolate baking squares and melt the other 4 as directed on packaging. I prefer to use the microwave method. Starting with 30 second increments, stir until completely melted.
  • In a large bowl of the stand mixer, cream together butter and white sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix until just combine and add in extracts and melted chocolate.
  • In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt. Add into the butter mixture alternating with the sour cream.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 10 inch bundt or tube pan by greasing or using cooking spray. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar around the pan as if dusting with flour.
  • Pour ⅓ of batter into bundt pan, sprinkle in ½ of chopped white chocolate & ½ of nuts. Repeat and then top off with remaining batter.
  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick, wooden pick or cake tester comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Run a knife around the edges to loosen and turn over on a baking rack to cool.

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Topping

  • Melt 4 ounces of white chocolate melting wafers in microwave, according to package instructions. Usually in 30 second increments and stir until fully melted. Drizzle on top of cake and sprinkle with roughly chopped macadamia nuts


Serving: 16Servings | Calories: 698kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 471mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 42g