Friday, July 29, 2005

"Is it the kind of cake that beats you up?"


Being the funny guy that my son is, that is the question he asked me when I told him I was going to make a pound cake. This evening I made the classic pound cake. It came out moist and wonderful. My son & I tasted it and all we could say was mmmm..... Let me tell you we were wishing we had some berries for the top of it. I intended to get some from the store, but our tiny little store here didn't have any good ones. I got this recipe from a cookbook that my sister gave me called Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts. It tasted delicious but with so much butter in the recipe it is definitely one of those that you make once in a while. Here is the recipe for all to enjoy.

Moosewood Favorite Poundcake

2 Cups butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
4 cups unbleached white pastry flour
1/2 Cup milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla or lemon extract
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350. Generously butter and flour the bundt pan.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on high speed. Beat in the eggs. Lower the mixer speed to medium and add 2 cups of the flour, mixing thouroughly. Blend in the milk and extract. In a seperate bowl, combine the baking powder with the remaining 2 cups of flour. Add to the batter and beat well, until the batter is smooth and thick.

Pour the batter evenly into the bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack for 20 minutes and then invert onto a serving plate to cool, leaving the pan on top of the cake for about 20 minutes, so the cake will hold its shape nicely.

Serves 16

Source: Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts

25 comments:

Crazy Single Mom said...

OK that looks delicious and I'm going to copy the recipe, I will also be back to see more :-)
Michele sent me :-)

Carmen said...

Uuuummmm, my kind of blog. Cakes and sweets, no wonder my pants don't fit.

Michele sent me, and I'm so glad she did!

Lynda said...

Mmmmm.... I haven't had a good pound cake in ages... okay, since my mom used to make them (she still does, we just live in different areas).. this is making me write down the recipe and I am trying to "be good."

Oh, Michele sent me and I am so glad she did!

Valderbar said...

Buttery moist. sounds delish.

Mrs.Fun said...

oh yum!!
I made a cake for my daughters birthday last week and it was bad, oh i felt so awful.so note to self*never try a new recipe for a birthday cake*

Here via michelles:)

deputyswife said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Now, you have got me hooked! I love looking for recipes and you have photos to boot! I've bookmarked ya!

Heather said...

yummmm!

~Cathy~ said...

That sounds yummy.... is there any left over to share?!?!

PresentStorm said...

I love coming to your site and seeing all the yummy goodies :) I finally got around to blogrolling you so I can swing by anytime now :) ...
Here via Michele's today though ...
Have a great Saturday !!

Mike said...

MMMMMMMM Cake! drool runs down my chin like Homer Simpson.

Michelle sent me

Guppyman said...

OK... I can't come to you site again.... Now I'm hungry!

Michele says hello.

Carmi said...

This is a happy memory of childhood. As soon as I saw the picture, I could almost taste it as my Mom took it out of the oven and laid it on the counter to cool.

Dropped in from Michele's today. Thanks again for dropping by my site as well.

Paul said...

Hi, Michelle,
I'm here from Michele's. But coincidently I just posted a story about birthdays and cakes, if you wanna stop by.

I like your site and have enjoyed rummaging around in it.

Have a nice weekend.

Paul said...

And by the way, have you ever been to Amy's blog?
http://cookingwithamy.blogspot.com/

I'm sure you'll like it.

Marti said...

ok - now i'm hungry! i love pound cake. can't wait to try this recipe out!

hi from michele

Last Girl On Earth said...

Yummy! That sounds amazing. But I've given up baking ever since I moved upstairs from 2 bakeries! lol

Michele sent me. Have a great weekend!

Max said...

Here from Michele's, and now I want cake!

Jennifer said...

Sounds positively devine. If you'd said something earlier, I have a whole bucket of fresh wild strawberries sitting right here...

:-)

Hello, Michele sent me!

puremood said...

Oh gosh, that looks yummy... smoother it in icing and I'll take one ;) Hi, from Michele's :)

Melody said...

Hi! I am here via Michele! Your recipes look awsome, I have been poking around and having a good read. What a great blog. I will be back!

TheBisch said...

Hello! Michele sent me... Yummy cake... Your blog makes me hungry. :)

sophie said...

Thanks for visiting me! I'll be back since I love to bake, though I haven't been doing enough of it lately.

Kevin said...

Here from Michele's.

Please lose that photo -- I think I gained five pounds just looking at the darn thing.

Lu said...

OMG your blog is EVIL...EVIL...EVIL... now i want a piece of cake SOOO bad...

too bad i am on a diet... :(

lol

Janet said...

that reminds me of when I was walking my miniature pinscher, Chibi, in the woods one day. A little boy walked up and said, "Excuse me, what kind of dog is that?" I replied, "He's a miniature pinscher." The little boy looked scared and said..."Is he going to pinch me???"