Monday, April 20, 2009

Pound cake

A traditional Pound Cake recipe would specify one pound each of the following ingredients. These quantities are too great for most modern families, but an excellent cake can be made with half quantities. It is usual to weigh the eggs first and then use the same weights of the other ingredients,with a traditional pair of kitchen scales, the eggs are simply used instead of weights.(source:google)

But i have changed these proportions, but it is still tastes awesome with a lovely golden brown color.

Ingredients:

All purpose flour-1 cup (200 gms)
unsalted butter, room temperature or ghee-1 cup (2 sticks)
sugar-1 cup (200 grams)
eggs-4
vanilla extract-2 tsp
baking powder-2tsp
pinch of salt
Zest of a lemon or orange (optional)

Preparation:

1.In a large bowl, mix all purpose flour(sifted), baking powder, and salt.

2.using mixer,first grind sugar finely ,add ghee/butter to it and blend/grind again.Later add eggs and mix well. Add the vanilla and lemon zest beat/mix untill all are mixed properly.

3.Add the flour mixture and mix well. Pour the batter into the loaf pan.I have used this loaf pan..size as shown in fig..i have changed my photo back ground color ..is it good??


4.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and place the loaf pan in the oven.Bake for about 60 minutes or until the cake is golden brown or untill a toothpick is inserted in the center ,which comes out clean.

5.Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely and cut according to your choice.

This is really very tasty ..i made this cake today..its already completed :)

I am sending this cake to Mithai Mela Cooking 4 all Seasons's @ Cooking 4 all Seasons's

My blogging friends Pooja ,varunavi,priya sreeram,phanitha shared this award with me...i would like to share this award with all my blogging friends.Feel free to pick up your award friends :)

Yesterday we went to tulips festival near to seattle,we enjoyed alot n had great time there with beuatiful tulips n daffodils.I will give you a photos link in the next post :)

40 comments:

  1. Pound cake looks perfect and yummy... will try it sometime.

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  2. Lavanya, Your pund cake looks soft and fluffy yuuhooo I love that cake... By the way I have been planning for the past 2 yrs to visit Seattle for the tulip fest unfortunately my time has not yet come... Nice to hear that you guys had a great time... post a few picture dear would love to see them... Can see a few tulips in your post :) Congrats on your award dear,...

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  3. Thats a perfect Cake... looks so soft and yum Lavanya...you have done a good job....Congrats on ur award dear...Waiting for the tulip fest pics.

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  4. Lovely cake...simple n great!!

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  5. Pound cake looks just perfect and beautiful......and congrats on ur award Lavanya!

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  6. Cake looks perfect and congrats.

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  7. wow u baked it? lovely. u never have to buy it from stores.

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  8. wow, pound cake came out perfect Lavanya! So soft and yummy. Congrats on the award.

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  9. I waited, and waited and waited............finally you updated! :-))) But this pound cake is worthy of all the waiting.

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  10. Lovely cake . Just felt like eating it now..

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  11. One help Lavanya..
    I dont have the option to Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F in my godrej oven. So can you please advice me how to make this cake. Or tell me how to set 350 degrees F in the Oven.

    Thanks in advance

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  12. I love pound cake! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  13. Love a slice of pound cake with ice cream. Looks yum. Enjoy the award and I can't wait to see the Tulips! :)

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  14. wow! lavanaya ...Pond cakeis looking yummy and pluffy :)...hey congrats on ur award:)
    hello dear u got my msg?

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  15. The pound cake looks gorgeous and so delicious! Perfect!

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  16. Lovely cake lavanya...It came out soft and perfect..Like the pink background with roses in the pics..Will try it..

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  17. Lovely pic lavanya. Love pound cakes.

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  18. congrats! the cake looks very well done. i happened to bake too last night. will post it soon.

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  19. looks great they are so popular here in North Carolina where I live

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  20. Looking great and soft..I love pound cake.This feels me tempting

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  21. Cake looks lovely and perfect :)

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  22. You are doing an awesome job clicking Lavanya! :) Cake looks great! Its a pleasure to share the award with you! And sure post the tulip pictures da, I wanna see 'em! Miss it sooo much! :(

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  23. Ur clicks are so beautiful Lavanya..cake looks really gorgeous!congrats on ur award!

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  24. pound cake looks delicious and perfect.

    Grab the same award from my blog too. Congratulations on well deserved award

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  25. Lavanya.. I have an award for you in my blog. Please collect it :D

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  26. Wow, super..Looks moist and soft..Perfect cake..

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  27. Very tempting. Perfectly baked. Nice click too.

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  28. Pound cake looks so soft and yummy perfect..

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  29. Wow awesome...Simple, soft and yum.

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  30. Pound cake looks very gorgeous.

    Congrats on the award dear.

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  31. Cake looks soft and mosit.I think it will o perfect with Tea.

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  32. The cake look so perfect and yummy dear..Congrats on your award

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  33. People don't make pound cake nearly enough anymore. You have me totally craving it!

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  34. perfect and lovely.. can i have a slice from that,

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  35. LOVE THE POUND CAKE ...IT IS ONE OF MY FAV. CAKES TO BAKE ..SIMPLE AND YET SO TASTY :)

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  36. THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG www.cinnamonhut.blogspot.com :)

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