Lets start with the ingredients all at room temperature:
Step 1 : Whisk lightly the following wet ingredients - Milk -Eggs - Vanilla.Set aside.
|3 tbsp Milk|
|1.5 tsp Vanilla Essence|
Step 2 : Dry Ingredients -
i. Prepare cake flour - measure 1.5 cups of all purpose flour and remove 3 tbsps of flour from it. Replace it with 3 tbsps of Cornflour - sieve 3 - 4 times.
ii. Add 3/4 cup sugar to the flour.
iii. Add 3/4 tsp baking powder.
iv. Add 1/4 tsp salt
|1.5 Cups sifted Cake Flour|
|3/4 cup Sugar|
|3/4 tsp Baking Powder|
|1/4 tsp Salt|
Step 3 : Scale butter to 184 gms.
i. In a stand mixer at low speed beat the dry ingredients for about 30 seconds.
ii.Add 184 gms butter to this and beat until it combines well with the dry ingredients.
iii.To this add half the egg- milk - vanilla mixture . Beat on high for 20 seconds to aerate the mixture.
iv.Scrape down , add the remaining mixture and beat well for another 20 seconds. The batter will now look like this.............
i.Preheat Oven to 170 degrees ( i use a gas oven and this is a safest temperature for cakes)
ii. I have used a Bundform pan here, prepare the pan with a coat of butter and dust with flour.
iii.Pour batter evenly into the prepared pan, and bake for about 45 minutes. Insert skewer , if it comes out clean remove from oven. Allow it to stand for about 10 minutes. Turn over and let it cool on a wire rack.
I have heard of Pound cakes , have eaten them too ..........but baking one for the first time, am absolutely delighted with the results. Now for the slice of the cake ........
Tip : If you could resist temptation, save some slices for the next day. After all the resting time - the cake is pure bliss the next day.
CHEERS TO THE SWEET PUNCH GIRLS !!!!