Thursday, July 7, 2011

Perfect Pound Cake


It's Sweet Punch time again and for this month we were all challenged to make a Pound cake.The recipe that we followed was from  The Cake Bible .The recipe makes it a breeze to make this cake and I am sure a first time baker can easily follow this recipe and get a perfect cake just as the name suggests. For those of my friends who would love to see a video demo on how to make this yummy cake take a look at this .

Ingredients
3 tablespoons Milk
3 large Eggs
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1 ½ cups sifted cake flour
¾ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
13 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened [184 gms]
Method:
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.
Lightly whisk together milk, eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl.
Place dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix on low speed for 30 seconds, until blended. Add the butter and half the egg mixture, and mix until dry ingredients are moistened. On medium speed, beat for one minute. This will aerate and develop the cake’s structure. Scrape down sides.
Add the remaining egg mixture in two batches, beating for 20 seconds between each addition. Scrape down sides.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Smooth surface with a spatula. 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 minuets 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.

30 comments:

  1. This looks superb...nice soft inner and lovely colored crust...

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  2. Omg, urs turned out super spongy,wonderful and marvellous Vidhya..enjoyed this challenge thoroughly..

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  3. awesome cake, soft n delicious..

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  4. Omg, simply irresistible and drool worthy..

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  5. Perfect pound cake,with the perfect colour and the crack on top!!Thanks so much for baking with us!!

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  6. Cake looks so spongy and delicious. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. The colour and the texture of the cake looks so good, yumm!

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  8. Yummy & perfect - what more ???????

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  9. Nice cake. Hope you enjoyed baking it and eating it all!

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  10. Looks absolutely delicious!

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  11. Perfect Bake...Love the texture of the cake

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  12. Looks so soft and nice texture !! perfectly done !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

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  13. Wow sooo soft and delicious....

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  14. the cake looks so good! I cant wait to try it!

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  15. That looks super spongy..ive bookmarked this one..will surely try it out.

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  16. Wow, perfectly baked pound cake..love the texture, looks so soft and delicious..

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  17. Wow, my heart is pounding hard with all the pound cake posts :) Another winner, Vidhya! two thumbs up dear :)

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  18. agree with priya- the sweet punch group has got a worthy member in you vidhya; nice bake !

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  19. It looks indeed perfect! Love pound cakes, simple but so buttery and delicious :-)

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  20. ˚。ჱܓ
    。°✿Olá,amiga!

    Delicioso!!!
    É tudo de bom!!!

    Bom domingo!
    Boa semana!
    ♥✿•˚。
    ° 。✿♥ °° 。Beijinhos.
    ✿♥ °° 。Brasil

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  21. wow...soft n moist cake...looks so delicious..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  22. Aw, that is so sweet - I am happy your daughter likes it ans shows good taste :P

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  23. The cake looks moist and perfect.

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  24. Perfect looking pound cake :)

    Nithya

    www.4thsensecooking.com

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