Friday, 8 July 2011

Pound Cake (Butter Cake)

Like always, I'm late again to post Sweet Punch's this month's bake. This is my second attempt on the cake. I did bake one last month itself with the same recipe. My kids couldn't wait to have it that I couldn't click a picture that time. So baked it again today & the pictures didn't turn out so good as expected.


This is a perfect and awesome recipe and is not baked in usual method. The ingredients are the same of course; but a slight change in the method.Sweet Punch team has started a blog of its own and so they've started their baking journey with this simple and basic recipe.



In their own words..
""We have chosen a recipe from The Cake Bible,where Rose has come up with a new method of baking the cake,very different from the butter-sugar creaming and wet+dry ingredients,the usual cake route.This method,according to Rose ensures a tight crumb,similar to that of Sara Lee Pound cake which is as perfect as a Pound Cake can be.


So here's the recipe--


Perfect Pound Cake


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]
Directions
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.

Some other  easy cakes which I've posted before:

Marble Cake 
Basic Sponge Cake

14 comments:

  1. Super tempting and prefectly baked cake,loved this challenge..

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  2. soft delicious cake looks wonderful

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  3. Cake looks super gorgeous and stunning..

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  4. this one looks so similar to mine!

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  5. Glad to know you liked the cake so much to bake it twice:).Cake looks delicious--thanks so much for baking with us!!

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  6. this is one amazing cake - lovely !!

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  7. great cake... and i also baked twice :)

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  8. Cake looks good - I'm sure it was all eaten up fast!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love butter cake , this look so good and I must give it a try.

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Friday, 8 July 2011

Pound Cake (Butter Cake)

Like always, I'm late again to post Sweet Punch's this month's bake. This is my second attempt on the cake. I did bake one last month itself with the same recipe. My kids couldn't wait to have it that I couldn't click a picture that time. So baked it again today & the pictures didn't turn out so good as expected.


This is a perfect and awesome recipe and is not baked in usual method. The ingredients are the same of course; but a slight change in the method.Sweet Punch team has started a blog of its own and so they've started their baking journey with this simple and basic recipe.



In their own words..
""We have chosen a recipe from The Cake Bible,where Rose has come up with a new method of baking the cake,very different from the butter-sugar creaming and wet+dry ingredients,the usual cake route.This method,according to Rose ensures a tight crumb,similar to that of Sara Lee Pound cake which is as perfect as a Pound Cake can be.


So here's the recipe--


Perfect Pound Cake


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]
Directions
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.

Some other  easy cakes which I've posted before:

Marble Cake 
Basic Sponge Cake

14 comments:

  1. Super tempting and prefectly baked cake,loved this challenge..

    ReplyDelete
  2. soft delicious cake looks wonderful

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cake looks super gorgeous and stunning..

    ReplyDelete
  4. this one looks so similar to mine!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Glad to know you liked the cake so much to bake it twice:).Cake looks delicious--thanks so much for baking with us!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. this is one amazing cake - lovely !!

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  7. great cake... and i also baked twice :)

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  8. Cake looks good - I'm sure it was all eaten up fast!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love butter cake , this look so good and I must give it a try.

    ReplyDelete