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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pound Cake

The name "Pound"cakes was given to the old time cake made with one pound of sugar,one pound of butter,one pound of eggs and one pound of flour.But those cakes were denser compared to the light texture of this pound cake.And so,this cake is slightly modified in ratios compared to the original pound cakes.I have adapted this recipe from here but I reduced the butter slightly in the recipe.This recipe was in my drafts since long but I wasn't satisfied with the pics and so kept postponing to post it.But the taste pulled me back to post this recipe and it tastes similar to the Butter cake that I posted sometime back.So,enjoy the slice with tea !!!


Ingredients
cake flour 1 1/2 cups(150gm) refer notes
granulated white sugar 3/4 cup(150gm)
butter unsalted at room temperature 11 tbsp(1/2 cup+3 tbsp)
baking powder 1 tsp
eggs 3
vanilla extract  1 1/2 tsp
milk 3tbsp
salt 1/4 tsp


Method
  • In a large bowl,mix the eggs,vanilla extract and milk.In another bowl,sift the flour,baking powder and salt.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a loaf pan (9*5*3) with parchment paper at the bottom and butter the sides of the pan.
  • In the bowl with dry ingredients,add the room temperature butter and half of the egg mixture.Beat on medium speed until the dry ingredients are moistened.Scrape down the sides and add the remaining egg mixture and beat for 30 secs until incorporated.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan and smooth the top with a offset spatula or the back of spoon.
  • Bake in the oven for 55-65 minutes (I finished it at 55mins) or a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes,then remove from pan and cool again before cutting slices.
  • Serve with tea !!
Servings~ 1 cake 



NOTES
* You can substitute cake flour by mixing all purpose flour and corn starch.For 1cup of cake flour : Add 2tbsp of corn starch and fill the rest(remaining cup) with all purpose flour.
* The original recipe calls for 13 tbsp of butter,you can do that way too.But using 11tbsp also yielded almost the same buttery flavor.

54 comments:

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious cake

Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

i have always loved pound cake...love the flavor of it...

Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

i have always loved pound cake...love the texture and flavor...

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Give me a slice for my evening tea..they look delcious :)

Swasthi Blank said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly baked and looks yum, nice clicks Julie

Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the cake and the pics. Wish I could take a bite right off the screen :)

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks amazing! wonderful clicks...

Pavithra said... Best Blogger Tips

The last time i had a pound cake, i was in Bloomington years back(the only difference was that the pound cake had 'sugar glaze' flowing over), I totally forgot this simple & very tasty recipe existed!! Thanks for bringing back my memories.
Very nice, very inviting too!!
Yes, with a cup of tea this is a killer combination!!
Thanks Julie.

kausers kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Luv this delicious cake with some coffee.

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

love pound cake, made chocolate chip one and gone in two days. just love yours , dollop of vanilla icecream and done.

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Pound cake looks so light n soft. yummm

Savitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Pound cake looks delicious.My son loves it so much.Book marking it.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Super soft cake, love to grab a slice and have with a cup of masala chai.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy soft moist butter cake. You are always a perfect baker dear.

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

soft and yummy cake.. very moist also

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow so moist and so soft!!! looks so perfect!!!
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Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow looks super moist and soft Julie..Can I have a piece?

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly done Julie, the cake looks superb..

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

perfectly baked n so soft n moist

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Soft n juicy cake..want to have a slice!

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

nice clicks julie.. will try it soon..

Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect slices Julie, I wonder how you come up with such lovely recipes back to back... rub some of your fever to us too ;-)

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Very tempting and inviting cake.
Deepa

Pranjali Naik said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks delicious... Nice clicks

Apu said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious!! I adore this simple cake.

Sireesha Puppala said... Best Blogger Tips

Super soft Julie...nice clicks too

Helen Prabha said... Best Blogger Tips

Pound cake looks soft & delicious

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious pound cake i love them with fruits

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect cake with tea..yummy..

Now Serving said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks soft and delicious Julie

Sudha Sabarish said... Best Blogger Tips

Pound Cake looks simple and tasty.

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

So soft n light cake, perfect for tea time snack...loved ur clicks !

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pound cake looks PERFECT!

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

well explained n perfect slices, super :-)

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely cake
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Deeksha said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect and super delicious cake.

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and soft cake..

Deeksha said... Best Blogger Tips

soft and delicious cake.

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

loved the lighter version

Rafeeda A. Raheem said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... that looks so soft and yum... cant take my eyes of it...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so so soft...

Jeya Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

superb soft pound cake...

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Priyas Feast said... Best Blogger Tips

Pass me a slice..Absolute perfect pound cake

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

such perfect pound cake..would like to grab the whole platter

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks rich n yumm.The good thing about this cake is u dont need any frosting..

Shree Kanneppady said... Best Blogger Tips

Pound cake so inviting.. Yummy yummy !!

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Pond cake looks so soft...yummy...loved the colour and taste..

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Pound cake looks so good, Julie, you can see the individual crumb- my daughter asked me to make this the other day- I think I'll try yours.

Viya said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice cake simple and looks tasty :)

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect with a cup of tea!
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Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so soft and airy...That looks super light...

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

I actually came here to say I made it yesterday and it was yum to the core

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Hamaree RasoiThank u Deepa,very happy that u tried and liked it:)

Puja said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a lovely texture, it looks picture perfect!

Puja