Monday, September 1, 2008

Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

I recently bought some lemon pound cake at meijer, and it was excellent, but I think I can do better. We will see. It's in the oven now, and I'm going to bring it to work tomorrow, so I'll have to update this once I've taste tested it.

If it's shitty, I'll just pawn it off on the coworkers.

Pound Cake Ingredients:

3 cups cake flour
6 large eggs
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation:

Sift the flour, baking soda,and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Stir in salt and
the sugar. Use a large spoon for this. Next, add the butter.

Add the eggs, whole. At this point begin mixing on slow and slowly add the buttermilk, and then add the vanilla extract. After it is thoroughly stirred, turn the mixer up to medium for a few minutes, and then finally on high. If the mixture is a little thick add just a touch more buttermilk. If you don't mix things thoroughly you will have lumps that will form air bubbles in your mixture and leave holes in your finished cake.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Take your standard tube cake pan and oil it with butter. Then lightly flour the oiled pan. Shake the excess flour from the pan.

Pour the mix in, bake the cake for about an hour and twenty minutes. Keep looking at how your cake is doing through the oven door but avoid opening the door too much while it is cooking as I have seen this, or jarring a cake, cause it to collapse. When you think it is done, do the toothpick test. Stick a wooden toothpick into one of the thickest parts of the cake. If it's dry when you pull it our, the cake is done.

Allow the cake to cool 15 or 20 minutes in the pan. Then gently remove it, and stick it on your favorite decorative cake plate.


Lemon Glaze Ingredients:

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice

Preparation:

Mix the above two ingredients until smooth, and pour over warm pound cake.


I'll update this with a picture later on if I remember to take a picture before I bring it in to work.

3 comments:

Connie said...

MMMM, sounds good Andrew!!! can't wait for the pic. Did it turn out as you thought??

mom

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