Making Pound Cake

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M-J’s Pound Cake Recipe

2 Sticks of Room-Temperature Butter, OR One Stick of Butter and 1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil

2 Cups of Sugar

3 Cups of White or Unbleached White Flour

1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon of Salt

1 Tablespoon of Vanilla, OR Two Teaspoons of Vanilla and One Teaspoon of Almond Extract

4 Eggs

3/4 Cup of Buttermilk, OR Milk plus One Tablespoon of Lemon Juice

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream the butter and sugar, add vanilla and almond extracts, then beat until fluffy.  Blend in half of the eggs. Gradually add flour and other dry ingredients (I usually combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large measuring cup, & mix it with a fork so it’s ready to be incorporated into the batter); add the other two eggs, beating, then gradually add the milk. Beat for three minutes. Pour into a 13″ Pullman loaf pan, or two regular meatloaf-pans, and bake for 1.5 hours OR until a thin knife or skewer inserted into the cake’s center comes out clean.

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 I use a 13″ Pullman pan for this recipe.

 

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A classic pound-cake is hollowed-out in the middle, filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with meringue, and baked for a few minutes until the edges are lightly-browned. This “Alaska” cake  is ready to be baked.
©M-J de Mesterton
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For about six dollars, you can purchase three pound-cakes and freeze at least one of them for impromptu occasions when guests appear for coffee and tea. This is a simple cake that some of us find challenging and rather expensive to make (a pound of butter and several eggs are typically used, together with a cup or more of sugar); luckily there are stores like Sam’s Club where one may find bulk-packs of them in the bakery, costing only six dollars for three cakes. Pound-cake freezes very well and is easy to thaw. Slices of pound cake may be festooned with strawberries and cream, for example, or topped with nuts and syrup.  Pound cake can be used for making the classic dessert Baked Alaska or French petits fours. The creative possibilities are infinite with this classic, versatile loaf. To ensure that you always have something at hand to offer guests, a pound cake in the freezer is an easy, inexpensive and elegant solution.

©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Pound Cake for Easy Desserts

For about six dollars, you can purchase three pound-cakes and freeze at least one of them for impromptu occasions when guests appear for coffee and tea. This is a simple cake that some of us find challenging and rather expensive to make (a pound of butter and several eggs are typically used, together with a cup or more of sugar); luckily there are stores like Sam’s Club where one may find bulk-packs of them in the bakery, costing only six dollars for three cakes. Pound-cake freezes very well and is easy to thaw. Slices of pound cake may be festooned with strawberries and cream, for example, or topped with nuts and syrup.  Pound cake can be used for making the classic dessert Baked Alaska or French petits fours. The creative possibilities are infinite with this classic, versatile loaf. To ensure that you always have something at hand to offer guests, a pound cake in the freezer is an easy, inexpensive and elegant solution.

©M-J de Mesterton