I made this pound cake a few days before I came back to school because I had some butter I needed to use. Of course, I turned to my favorite book – Baking: From My Home To Yours. Dorie offers great tips on making pound cake before you start. Make sure that if you don’t use a stand mixer, you have great arm strength because you end up beating the batter for about 10 minutes total. Also, it takes about 75-90 minutes to bake, depending on your pan size. You will probably need to add the foil tent after the first 45 minutes.
As far as taste goes, I don’t really know what pound cake tastes like because usually when I have it, it has toppings that mask the base. I was expecting a little lighter texture, almost like angel food cake, but then again pound cake has a lot of butter and eggs in it haha
What better way to serve pound cake than with strawberries and whipped topping? Actually, you can use pound cake as the base for Baked Alaska. If I were home longer, that’s what I would have done. Guess that means I have to make another pound cake later haha
Perfection Pound Cake
This cake can be found on page 222 with pointers on page 220 of Dorie’s book Baking: From My Home To Yours. If you don’t own this book, consider searching on Ebay or Amazon for a copy.
EDIT – Happy 200th post to me! If I weren’t so poor, I’d have some kind of giveaway.