"I use this recipe all the time for weddings, and people love it!" — BROWNEYES230117
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1 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour, sifted
So far this is the best pound cake I have ever eaten or made. I did make some minor changes, first of all I creamed the butter, shortening, and sugar for 25 mins, it was so light and fluffy( that is the secert to a great cake base).Then I added 1 egg at a time and beat for 30 seconds apeice. I added 1 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of lemon extract.I also added 1 tablespoon of corn starch for each cup of flour (the cornstarch turns the all-purpose flour into cake flour). Last but not least I made some sour milk by adding 1 tablespoon of vinger and 1/4 teaspoon of vinger to the milk and let it turn while I was creaming the first 3 ingredients ( sour milk is just homemade buttermilk) Also start and end with the dry ingredients. Do not over beat when you start adding the dry ingredients or the cake will be tough. I baked the cake at 325 dregrees for 90 mins, but start checking after 60 mins. The last 20 mins I tented the cake with foil shinny side up away from the cake. Ummmmm, ummmm, good this cake was not dense at all it was so light, best pound cake to date.
Way....too sweet. Already cut the sugar in 2.5 cups when i red the recipe but still too sweet.So you can't realy taste the buttery flavor because all you taste is sugar.
Excellent pound cake which will be perfect for the wedding cake I'm about to make ! I used all butter instead of butter and shortening and reduced the milk by about 40ml since butter has 15% water compared to shortening. Also reduced sugar to 2 1/4 cups. As with other reviewers, had to cover the cake at about 40 min. since the crust was already browned and only cooked it for just over an hour. Very moist, soft, fine crumb cake.
I loved this cake! Okay, let me start off by saying that I NEVER bake! I learned some things from my mother when i was younger, but that's about it. This recipe was sooooo easy to follow!! I was trying to re-create a birthday cake recipe that is a childhood memory. I knew the old recipe was a pound cake, and I was hoping with all the great reviews this cake would live up. It did! I frosted it with the "Special Buttercream" recipe from this site and it was amazing! I made a Barbie doll cake with the wilton wonder mold.
Let's talk about the cake though: baked in 90 minutes, came out with a golden crust that was perfect for frosting b/c there were NO crumbs. When the cake was cut into, you could SEE how moist it was! The flavor is not sweet at all, and was a great balance with the sweet buttercream frosting. It was alomst white (which I loved!) Could that be b/c I used clear vanilla extract? I dunno, I had it on hand so I used it. Either way, I loved the color! I loved how easy it was to bake, and I loved how great it tasted! Thank you very much for sharing and I know this recipe will be used over and over again for many years to come!
I used this recipe for two wedding cakes that I made, based on caption from BROWNEYES230117. Not only is it structurely sound for a tiered wedding cake, it is delicious! I received rave reviews on the moistness and flavor. Over two hundred people tried and loved it. One note: this recipe as is will fill one 12" round pan 2" high. I have also make 1 1/2 the recipe to make four 8" round pans 2" high (generously). I would think it will make three 8" rounds with one batch.
oh my God!!!!! This was my first time ever making a pound cake from scratch and WOW!! Did it come out pretty. I made the one sub which was all butter(1.5 cup) omiting the shortening. And yes PLEASE cover with foil when it turns the perfect color. My nephew told me to cut my last peice because the rest of the cake was his, lol. Oh and make sure you have time to make it. Beat the sugar for at least 25 mins. and bake from a cold oven. Oh and don't forget to lick the bowl!!!
Made it exactly as the recipe showed...The top did brown up quick in about 40 minutes so I covered it with foil. It was done in a little over an hour. Very moist- not too sweet like other reviewers have commented...I'll make it again!!!
This recipe was perfect. It was easy to make and it was fantastic!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pound Cake III
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 181
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