Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Pound Cake

Pound Cake,
Pound Cake

This month for Baking Partners we were to try a Pound Cake.

Simple and beautiful!

This recipe is different from that I follow here & here.

The main points that surprised me was that we were to bake in a cold oven, that is the oven is not be pre-heated and the batter after mixing is to be beaten after all the ingredients are mixed. 

Since I was baking this cake for my daughter’s birthday I pre-heated the oven but I did beat the batter and the cake rose beautifully.Also I used my regular 150°C/302°F and not the recommended 190°C/375°F.

Coming to the birthday cake since the theme my younger one had chosen was childhood, she wanted me bake a rabbit cake.

She got out my old book and showed me what she wanted. The book had asked for coconut flakes but she did not want the flakes. Personally I feel the cake looks like a cat the girls were satisfied so who am I to complain…

Also I forgot to take pictures of the pound cake and the cake also in my setup. So this is what you will get for I do not think I will be making this shape again. 

Pound Cake

Ingredients:
  • 1/2  cup unsalted butter, softened, plus additional for buttering pan
  • 1 ½   cups sifted cake flour, sifted before measuring plus additional for dusting
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 and 1/2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Method:

  • Generously butter pan and dust with flour, knocking out excess flour, line the bottom  of the pan with parchment paper.
  • Once you sifted the homemade cake flour for 5 times, then add salt and sift together once again.  If using cake flour then you need to sift only 3 times.
  • Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes in a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or 6 to 8 minutes with a handheld mixer.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in vanilla.
  • Reduce speed to low and add half of flour, then all of cream, then remaining flour, mixing well after each addition.
  • Scrape down side of bowl, and then beat at medium-high speed 5 minutes. Batter will become creamier and satiny.
  • Transfer the batter into pan and tap the pan against work surface once or twice to eliminate air bubbles.
  • Place pan in pre- heated  oven  at 150°C/302°F.
  • Bake until golden and a wooden pick or skewer inserted in middle of cake comes out with a few crumbs adhering.
  •  Cool cake in pan on a rack 30 minutes.
  • Run a thin knife around inner and outer edges of cake, and then invert cake onto rack to cool completely.
Pound Cake
Pound Cake


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3 comments:

  1. Delicious and inviting to look at pound cake. Wonderful pics as well.
    Deepa

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  2. super cake,looks yumm..hope ur li'l one had a great day,belated birthday wishes !!

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  3. Beautifully made birthday cake,

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