Thursday, July 7, 2011

PERFECT POUND CAKE

As part of the Sweet Punch baking team............JULY PUNCH - PERFECT POUND CAKE is the recipe for the month........



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
3 Eggs
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.............

Step 4: 
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 ........






The Slice..........
 This is my first entry to the Sweet Punch group. ...thank u Ria for taking me in...... i have learnt that baking a perfect pound cake is no rocket science:)... the look, the texture and the taste are all PERFECT just as the name goes .
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 !!!!

21 comments:

  1. The cake has come out so well Vidya..glad you liked it!!Welcome to Sweet Punch and thanks for baking with us!!

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  2. A very different and nice way of showing the ingredient list :)Don't mind having a portion of that cake too :)

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  3. Thanks for the welcome divya......have mailed u:)

    Rajani - that slice is all yours ..thanks for the appreciation - am new to blogging

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  4. Wow! The pound cake looks so good.

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  5. Pound cake looks perfect and yum.

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  6. I love the shape of your cake... very nice... :)

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  7. Wonderful looking pound cake, awesome!

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  8. Thanks for baking with us, girl! Your cake is perfect!

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  9. whoaaaaaaaaa Ria - u made my day !! thank u :))

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  10. Wow this is delicious. I love the shape of the cake perfect for making a cake with a doll in it.

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  11. Wow! Your cake looks beautiful, lovely pattern and texture.

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  12. Cake looks awesome... beautiful texture:) The shape is so different though but looks fab... first time here and U r doing great. Glad to follow u .. happy blogging:)
    Reva

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  13. Beautifully baked ~ the color, shape, texture everything is perfect!
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  14. Looks so moist and tasty.
    Following you ..


    Vardhini
    Event: Fast food not Fat food

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  15. Thank you girls.......for the love n appreciation... i cant stop GLOWING !!!happy to meet u all.

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  16. Nice bundt cake - Im sure you loved it! I loved it much too!

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  17. Lovely texture Vidhya!!! The recipe was awesome,so I know it tastes amazing too. :)

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  18. Love the cake design.. so crumbly and moist.. irresistable..

    I am new here and absolutely love ur space.. and following u for more wonderful creation of urs..

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  19. Love that pan! and your pound cake looks fab! first time here - Following you :) do visit and follow mine too - thanks and cheers, priya

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  20. The pound cake looks fantabulous! Greaqt job girl.

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