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Pound Cake

Plain Pound Cake Recipe. This one is a must try for all.

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Ingredients:

  • Butter 1 Cup
  • Sugar 1 Cup
  • Eggs 4 large or 5 small
  • Flour 2 Cups
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Vanilla Extract 2 tsp

Directions:

In an electric mixer, add butter and mix for 1-2 mins.

During mixing on medium speed, gradually add sugar and mix for 7-8 mins.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, mix for 2-3 mins.

In flour,add salt and baking powder,mix well.

Gradually add flour mixture in butter mixture and mix for 1-2 mins,beating just until combined (do not over mix).

Add vanilla extract and mix for 30 secs.

Grease loaf pan with butter and sprinkle plain flour.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon.

Tap the pan against your countertop (tap-tap-tap-tap) to scare away any last few little air bubbles trapped within.

Bake in pre heated oven at 170 C for 40-45 mins.

Toothpick inserted in center should come out clean.

Remove the cake from oven, place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Cut into slices.

For sandwich cakes, grease sandwich maker, pour batter and give it 4-5 min.

Sandwich cake is ready.

Tips:

Baking Time and Temperature:

Baking time varies based on the size of your pan.

If you are making simple cupcakes then they should be ready within 15 min.

For small size loaf pan the time should be 40-45 mins.

For larger size loaf pan the time should be 45-55 mins.

Make sure that a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean that is the sign of a fully baked cake.

The temperature will remain the same at 170 C for all types of pan, and the cake needs to be placed in the center rack with only the bottom burner on. Make sure that preheat the oven at the same temperature (170 C).

  • Ravi

    Salam. Which butter to use? I mean which company? Is blue band butter? It gets oily when beaten. Or is that salted butter or unsalted?

  • Never confuse Blue band with butter. Blue band is not butter, its margarine. You can use Nurput, adams, embork, lurpak or any other real butter brand. If you are using salted then dont add salt and if you are not using salted then add a bit of salt.