Sunday, March 16, 2014

Perfect Pound Cake

Recently I bought a bundt pan. I have never had one, so I went looking for something to bake in it. I decide to concoct a pound cake recipe, since I had never made one. It seemed fitting to make something new in something new! So I took a basic recipe and decided to start fiddling with it and what I came up with is the perfect (in my family's opinion) pound cake!!

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups butter softened (real butter)
  • 6 eggs (I used chicken and duck eggs)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (the real stuff)
  • ¾ cup milk
In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt and set to the side. In another bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Once the butter and sugar are creamed, add in one egg at a time. Make sure each egg is worked in well before adding the next. Once all the eggs are in, add the vanilla.

Now you're going to combine the two bowls….. Add a little flour mix in, then a little milk. Alternate till both the flour mix and milk are fully combined with the sugar and butter mix. This recipe should be done by hand, not in a mixer. And yes, you're going to put some elbow grease into it but the results are so worth it! If you use a stand mixer you will add in too much air to the batter.

Grease and flour your pan and fill with your cake mix. Place you pan in a COLD over, do not preheat! Bake at 350 degrees for 60-90 minutes. You will need to do the “tooth pick” test to make sure it is done. We actually used a wooden kabob stick to reach far enough in to test. Turn your cake onto a plate and sprinkle with some powdered sugar and let it cool.

This recipe makes not only a beautiful looking cake, but the taste is spot on. The cake has a dense texture without being too firm. The sweet buttery egg flavor melts in your mouth. I love this new addition to my recipe rotation and I know my family can’t wait for me to make it again.

40 comments:

  1. I've never started a cake in a cold oven before! Nor have I ever used duck eggs- I have a go-to puns cake recipe as well, but it is for loaf pans and isn't as simple as this one. It sounds divine!

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    1. It really did turn out great and you can use this recipe in loaf pans as well. I was just being all fancy like LOL

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  2. We love pound cake! Do the duck eggs add a different flavor or is that a silly question? :)

    Thanks for sharing your recipe at Pinterest Foodie! Have a great week!

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    1. They do not add a different flavor, but because they are higher in fat content they make your cake more stable and give it better volume as well makes them richer. They just add a little umph! LOL

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  3. I make a fab lemon cake, as well as chocolate. It's even better the next day!

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    1. Ahhh cake.... how we love you in all your forms!

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  4. The pound cake looks delicious! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  5. I've only made pound cake a few times but would love to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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    1. I must admit after making it once... I am addicted!

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  6. Looks like a great pound cake recipe! My family farms and I grew up there but we didn't have ducks. I am curious do duck eggs and chicken eggs taste the same or different? Stopping by from Food on Friday.

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    1. They do not add a different flavor, but because they are higher in fat content they make your cake more stable and give it better volume as well makes them richer. They just add a little umph! LOL

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  7. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop.

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  8. Dear Mindie,

    I love all of the things that you share with us at Inspire Me Monday each week, but this post really caught my eye! Not only does your Perfect Pound Cake look perfectly delicious - but it really brought back sweet memories of when I made my very first bundt cake several years ago:

    http://www.create-with-joy.com/2010/03/woyww-12-kentucky-butter-rum-cake.html

    It's been awhile since I've pulled out my bundt pan - but with your recipe on hand - that may change real soon! :-)

    Congratulations - you are one of my featured guests this week at Inspire Me Monday! Can't wait to see what you have to share with us this week!

    Have a wonderful day! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much! Now I feel the pressure! LOL

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  9. Beverly in MississippiMarch 23, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    I love trying new recipes and this one sounds so good and the picture looks de-lish! How high a cake does this make?
    I sometimes have trouble getting my bundt cakes to rise enough.

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    1. Beverly, the baking powder is the key. The more you add the taller it gets! LOL I went with 1 1/2 teaspoons and it brought it up nice and even with the pan rim. Yeah, no over flow!

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  10. This looks perfect! I can't wait to try it. I am writing it all down! And, I never baked a recipe going into a cold oven. Do you start your timer when the oven reaches temperature or when you first put the cake in?

    Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/03/try-new-recipe-tuesday-march-25.html

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    1. You set the temp and timer at the same time :) Enjoy! It is yummy!!!

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  11. Pound cake is the best. I hope I get to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing at My favorite Things party! Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. I hope you do to, cause it is goooood LOL

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  12. Thanks for linking this lovely recipe to #GetHimFed No. 27. I'm featuring your recipe on #GetHimFed No. 28. Hope you link up this week too.
    Annamaria

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  13. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up. :) I love pound cake! I hope you stop by and join us again this week. http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-4.html

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  14. Yum! This sounds delicious. My bundt pan is admittedly underused, I think it's about time I bust it back out and give it some attention <3 #TuesdaysWithATwist

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    1. It is so yummy. Yes, bust out that bundt!!!!

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  15. This looks amazing! I haven't had pound cake in ages. Thanks for sharing :]

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, it is pretty good LOL You should treat yourself and make some!

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  16. Your homemade pound cake sound so good and look pretty too.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. :)

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  17. Totally pinned this! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  18. We are happy to inform you that we featured this recipe at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Thanks for sharing with us and we hope to see you again this week. :)
    Julie

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  19. Delicious perfect pound cake thanks for sharing with Hearth Soul blog hop, pinning.

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