I had already posted it in Divyas space as a guest post
, now posting it here too. This cake was a instant hit and hubby loved it so much. Since the pieces were bite sized mittu too enjoyed it.
This is one of the nofail baking recipes so thought to share with you all. I got the recipe of basic vanilla sponge cake from my cousin long back and tried it here. I modified the same recipe a bit to get this pound cake. The cake has a slight crusty top and the very soft inside, sure one of the best cakes I've baked so far.
Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe
- Maida - 100 gms
- Butter - 100 gms (at room temperature)
- Granulated Sugar - 100 gms
- Eggs - 2
- Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
- Baking powder - 1 tsp
- Milk - 2 tbsp (optional)
- Salt - 1/8 tsp (optional)
1. Sieve maida and baking powder twice for even distribution. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat the eggs until fluffy.
2. Then add milk to eggs, then add this to the butter sugar mixture and mix well. Add vanilla essence, salt and give a quick stir. Then add maida baking powder mixture in batches.
3.The batter should resemble like the one shown below(very creamy batter). Preheat the oven at 176 deg C for 10mins. Meanwhile grease the pan with butter and sprinkle little maida over it. Then tap to remove the excess. Now pour the batter into the pan and bake the cake at 176 deg C for 35-40mins or until the top turns golden brown.
You can insert a tooth pick and check, if it comes out clean then your cake is ready. Keep aside for 10mins then invert. Cool down completely then cut into slices and enjoy.
This is the first time I used my bundt pan though I got it 2months back. I was thrilled to see the cake beautifully unmould from the cake pan. This time I just greased with butter and maida, didnt use butter paper.
My Notes :
- I read in an article that for easy unmoulding : Once the cake pan is taken from the oven, place the pan over a wet cloth for 10mins then invert , the cake comes out clean.
- I added milk just to make the batter little runny as mine was very thick. You can just skip it too. Adding salt always lifts up the sweetness more.
Labels: Baked Goodies, Cakes with eggs, Teatime snacks