Vanilla Pound Cake

 

My daughter loves Vanilla Cake. She prefers freshly baked homemade cakes. Who wouldn’t? Vanilla Pound Cake  is the first cake that I have tried when I started baking. One of our family friends bakes yummy cakes and I still have her hand written cake recipe for this cake. I remember her yummy cakes whenever me and her daughter used to have play dates.

I was curious to know the reason behind calling it Pound Cake. Pound cake refers to a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. It is believed that the pound cake is a Northern European dish. Presenting you Vanilla Pound Cake.

 

Vanilla Pound Cake

 

Vanilla Pound Cake

 

Vanilla Pound Cake

 

You will need:

  • 2 cups – all purpose flour
  • 2 cups –  sugar
  • 2 cups –  melted non-salted butter
  • 4 or 5 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon –  vanilla extract/essence
Method:
  • Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees F.
  • Sift this mixture all purpose flour. Add sugar.
  •  Now add the butter and vanilla extract/essence to the sifted mixture, and give it a gentle whisk. Add the eggs and whisk it again.
  •  Once the batter is smooth and fluffy, pour it all into a greased pan.
  •  Put the pan into the oven  for about an hour. After the first 45 minutes, keep checking the cake.
  •  Do the toothpick/knife test. Insert the knife/toothpick in the center of the cake and check if it comes out clean.
  • Put it back into the oven if it needs baking. Keep checking after every 3 – 4 minutes.
  •  Take it out of the oven and let it cool for a while before you cut the pieces.
 Vanilla Pound Cake
                                                         Vanilla Pound Cake
 Vanilla Pound Cake
Tips:
  • You can dust it with powdered sugar.
  • I have tasted Blueberries Pound Cake. If you like fruits in your cakes, then try it with pineapple, peach, candied fruits.

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About Alpana

I am Alpana Deo. You can call me a passionate writer who enjoys writing in any form.I feel motherhood gave me chances to explore and think about many such areas that I never paid attention. Writing to me is a feeling of satisfaction, relaxation after a tiring day and an accomplishment of doing something meaningful.