Recipe by Etta Coates
"An old-fashioned pound cake that goes into a cold oven before baking."
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1 1/2 teaspoons
Delicious with a very nice texture. One slight addition which perks up the flavor: add 1/2 teaspoon mace (also known as pound cake spice). This adds a little "oomph". :)
Sooo sweet! The texture was nice and mois but the flavor was not what I'm used to in a pound cake. I will make it again with a few tweaks, less sugar and maybe lemon zest along with more vanilla.
I am totally not a cook nor a baker. I just never learned and never wanted to learn. However, this past Thanksgiving my family commissioned me to make a dessert, and I found this one online. Let me tell you, it's the BEST CAKE! My family went crazy over it. At first no one wanted to try it because I baked it and they didn't trust my skills, but after their first taste, that cake disappeared! They even begged me to bake it again for Christmas. If you're a coffee drinker, this cake dunks well in a cup of coffee...yummy!!!!
I'd like to give this 10 stars, it's that good. I substituted almond extract for the vanilla, and used all butter instead of shortening and margarine. It took an extra 15 minutes to cook but came out a beautiful golden color and the texture was unbelieveable. Thank you, Etta!
This is a good base recipe for a pound cake if you add some spices/zest/etc., I added some Mace as another reviewer mentioned and was VERY glad I did; this would be a very plain cake if you didn't add something to give the cake some "character". Note, I also reduced the amount of sugar by 1/4 c. and may try to use even less the next time; the cake is not overly sweet but if you serve it with berries or a dessert sauce I don't think 3 cups of sugar is necessary.
I have already made this pound cake 5 times since finding the recipe. Everyone who has tried it loves it!
Make it 5 star if you use butter. Lovely taste and texture. I cook all my pound cakes from a cold oven, useful when you live in a tropical climate, the oven is'nt on so long
I have cooked this Cold Oven Pound Cake for years and it always turns out great my family love them. I switch flavoring to change the tast it always turns out great. I like orange or lemon the best.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cold Oven Pound Cake
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 172
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