21 June 2009

Pound Cake





Hey friends

yesterday i had spent a considerable amount of time Baking ! i beginning to fall in love witht he baking process.. i feel so elated when the result turns out good , as though i have done a magic :-)
i had so many recipes bookmarked to be tried and one such is the pound cake from
Finger Licking Food by Namratha...
i have followed her recipe dint change even a thing.. the original recipe is here
but still i will give the recipe
The cake came out awesome and i have been snacking on it since yesterday !

Ingredients


2 cups All-purpose flour

1 tbsp Baking powder

¼ tsp Salt

1 cup Sugar

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temp

4 eggs, at room temp

1 tsp Vanilla extract


Method


  • Centre a rack in the oven and preheat oven to 325F.
  • Butter a 9 x 5” loaf pan. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Whisk flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Cream butter and sugar in another bowl on high speed for 5 minutes, till light and fluffy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl. With the mixer on medium speed, add one egg at a time. Beat 1-2 minutes after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Turn the speed to low, and add the flour little at a time, just until incorporated. Do not overmix it. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Place in the centre of the rack in oven and bake for 70-75 minutes. The cake is done when a knife inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and transfer loaf pan to a rack. Let rest for 30 minutes, and then invert onto rack. Cool completely before slicing and storing.


Slicing: Slice it with a long serrated knife using a sawing motion. You can slice it thin or thick depending on what you are using it for.



Storing: Wrap the pound cake tightly with cling wrap and let sit on your kitchen counter. This tastes better the longer it sits. If wrapped well, the cake will hold good for 5-7 days at room temperature.

18 comments:

Parita said...

hey pooja, the`cake has come out perfect dear!!!

padma said...

Cake looks so soft and fluffy .... yummm

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Pooja..the cake has come out perfect...nice & yummmy

Hari Chandana said...

cake looks so soft and tempting..
Loved the presentation :)

Ramya said...

Pooja
I love pound cake!!Urs look sooo soft and moist..Iam actually not that much of a baker..But have to try this one..

Pooja said...

@A2Z
Thanks dear !

@Ramya
hey enough i was scared of baking but believe me its very interesting ! happy baking !

@Hari Chandana
Thanx for stopping by !

Poornima Nair said...

Love the simple pound cake...yours has come out perfect..looks delicious.

Pooja said...

It looks awesome Pooja :) I love pound cakes and I had bookmarked Namratha's recipe but havent tried it out yet. Yours has come out perfect. Just what I need!

chakhlere said...

really pooja!!
I totally agree with you!
I too feel like "made some magic" when cake comes out grt!!

Btw cake looks really tasty!!

Pooja said...

@padma
Thanks dear !


@parita
Thanks pari !

@poornima
Thanks poorni!

@pooja
yeah poojs the moment i saw i was like drooling and couldn't resist !

@chahklere
ha ha thats nice to hear ! baking is an art.. thanks dear!

Gita said...

Lovely cake Pooja...looks so soft anf fluffy :)

Prathibha said...

That came out perfect dear.Even I have my eye on this...will prepare this next week..

Namratha said...

Wow Pooja, that was quick.Glad you tried it and liked it too. About the butter, I've left a comment on my post. Do check! :)

Pooja said...

@ gita
thanks gita !


@namratha
hey yes namratha.. cudn resist.. saw the post regarding butter ! next time will add more butter !


@prathiba
thanks prathiba ! do try them they were awesome !

Pavithra said...

Wow thats another perfect baking item.. great looking and soft yah..lovely

Pooja said...

Thanks paaavi ! the cake literally melted in my mouth !

priya said...

Hi...im new to ur blog, found ur blog very interesting...keep up the good work..glad to follow u!

Pooja said...

hey thanks for dropping by and following me !