Friday, February 6, 2009

Pound Cake Feb. 6, 2009

This recipe was found on the new site listed on my favorite blogs. I found her on The Daring Bakers site. I have always loved pound cake, it is so versatile. You can add many things to top it with, great for sipping tea and visiting.

Pound Cake
1 ½ c. cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 T. lemon zest
2 sticks butter

-preheat oven 350 F 180 c

-grease and flour or line with baking paper 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan
-whisk flour and baking powder together
-process the eggs ,sugar,vanilla, lemon zest & juice together in mixer until combined, with machine running add melted butter in and whisk until combined. Pour mixture into a large bowl
-sift one third of the flour mixture over the egg mixture and whisk to combine, Repeat twice more with the remaining flour mixture then continue to whisk the batter gently until most lumps are gone(don’t over mix)
-scrape batter into pan and smooth the top, bake the cake 45-60 minutes
-turn the cake right side up and cool about 2 hours before serving.

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