Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Perfect Pound Cake- A Sweet Punch


 I must thank the Sweet Punch Team for making me sit up and look again at the recipe.  My basic recipe was 2 cups each of maida, sugar, ghee and 4 eggs.  The ingredients re the same but the way the whole mixing is unique.

Check the cake out!!

Never has my pound cake disappeared so fast in 1 hour!!!! Mind you I have made the same cake twice. I barely managed to get the pictures both the times!!

 Here is the recipe as it is on the Sweet Punch blog. I made absolutely no changes.

  Surprised are you not? 

Well the first time I was testing the recipe and the second time I realised I cannot change perfection!!

Perfect Pound Cake as on the Sweet Punch Blog


Ingredients
3 tablespoons Milk
3 large Eggs
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1 ½ cups sifted cake flour**(see below)
¾ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
13 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened [184 gms]

Method:
1.    Preheat your oven to 350 F. Butter an 8 inch by 4 by 2.5 inch loaf pan, or any six cup loaf or fluted tube pan.
2.     Lightly whisk together milk, eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl.
3.     Place dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix on low speed for 30 seconds, until blended.
4.    Add the butter and half the egg mixture, and mix until dry ingredients are moistened.
5.     On medium speed, beat for one minute. This will aerate and develop the cake’s structure. Scrape down sides.
6.     Add the remaining egg mixture in two batches, beating for 20 seconds between each addition. Scrape down sides.
7.    Pour batter into prepared pan. Smooth surface with a spatula.
8.    Bake for 55-65 minutes (35-45 minutes if baking in a fluted tube pan), until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cake cool on a rack in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a greased wire rack. If using a loaf pan, flip the cake over so the top is up.
**For making Cake flour at home - Take one cup of all purpose flour and remove 2 tbsp from it. Replace the 2 tbsp flour with cornflour and sift together 2-3 times. Cake flour is ready to use.

26 comments:

  1. Superb!! pics makes me hungry...

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  2. Looks delish along with that sauce is just fab

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  3. Looks delish along with that sauce is just fab

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  4. Looks delish along with that sauce is just fab

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  5. Archana, thanks for baking with us!

    Yes, try with lime the next time you bake this, it's really refreshing!

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  6. Very yummy pound cake!!!! looks so fluffy....want to take a bite!!

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  7. Delicious looking cake. So moist and soft.


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. Yummy looking cake...soft and super..

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  9. Pound cake looks golden brown and delicious! Great job.
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  10. this cake looks soft and delicious

    here is some details on cavena
    http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com/2011/05/cavena.html
    it is only available in USA and Canada for now
    you can us quinoa, barley if not oats in place of this
    thank you for asking regards Akheela

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  11. looks so soft and tasty. perfect cake.

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  12. Cake looks excellent and super spongy..

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  13. Love the texture and how you have served with some chocolate sauce :)

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  14. Hey Archana,

    Pound cake looks so fluffy and I know what you mean when you say it disappeared so fast!

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  15. This is yumm...
    Hey you bring the cake and I make the drink - lets meet up :)

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  16. I love fluffy pound cake. Nice one.

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  17. yummm.........looks very soft......

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  18. no wonder both times disappeared in no time, sounds delicious!!

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  19. the texture luks jst perfect!!

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  20. I baked two loafs, one on sunday and the other yesterday. Sunday's loaf is finished and the second loaf is disappearing very fast.. :)

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  21. Perfect texture and color loved it.

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  22. Yumm! Looks absolutely delicious.

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