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Monday, 27 April 2015

Vanilla Pound Cake - Our First Blog Anniversary!


OMG!! I can't believe its been a year since we started blogging. In this great day, we want to thank all our readers. Without you all, we wouldn't be here. Thank you all for letting us to be a part of your life. We wish to bring more and more awesome recipes to you all.
I never thought I would go so much deep in this field. Now a days, cooking and blogging are one of the foremost thoughts in my mind. I totally enjoy every aspect in this field starting from looking for a new recipe or developing a new one to taking photos, writing post, making it reach many people, reading many other wonderful posts....And one more thing - buying cute little things for cooking and baking ( I am totally crazy about it!!!)
I also want to say a big thank you to my sister who bears in with all my craziness- be happy with me when I share my happiness ( after making a successful dish!! ) be a patient listener and boosts me up when something goes wrong ( especially when I photo shoot a dish and if it comes out all wrong :( :( ..)
    And in this special occasion, I bring to you one of the classical cakes - The Pound Cake!

Vanilla Pound Cake

From my childhood days, I have always loved Wondercake- I love their perfect crumbs and their cute little loaf shape. I made this pound cake in mini loaf pans in memory of them and also because I totally love making bite-sized foods just like my Mini Apple Pies!

This cake is exactly just like I wanted it to be - it is soft and not spongy, it has perfect crumbs and is not too dense and finally it is not dry at all. And about the taste, I should say that it tastes even better than my favorite Wondercakes ( no kidding!) Truly they are amazing and certified so by all of them who have tried it, which includes my little sister and my mom! ( my toughest candidates to satisfy :))

Vanilla Pound Cake

The main thing that stands out in this pound cake recipe is its wonderful texture - the crumbs are perfect and they just melt in your mouth.
Look at the wonderful crumbs and the cute little slice!!

Vanilla Pound Cake

 

Classic Vanilla Pound Cake

 Soft with perfect crumbs that just melts in your mouth!
 Prep time:  Cook time: 
 Total time: Yield: 3 Mini loaves

Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour: 1 cup and 3 tbsp 
Baking Powder: a pinch 
Salt: a pinch 
Butter: 1/2 cup plus 1 and 1/2 tbsp 
Sugar: 1 cup 
Eggs: 2
Vanilla Essence: 1/2 tsp 
Milk: scant 1/2 cup

Recipe Reference:Add a pinch
METHOD:
1) Preheat oven to 180C for 10 minutes. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Take softened butter in a bowl.
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2) With a hand beater beat the butter until fluffy ( about 1 minute ) Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy ( about 3 to 4 minutes )
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3) Add eggs one at a time and beat until well incorporated. Mix in vanilla.
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4) Now in batches, alternatively add the dry ingredients and milk starting and ending with dry ingredients ( this step ensures that the batter stays creamy without curdling ) First mix 1/3 rd of the dry ingredients ( From this point you can beat lightly with your beater or just use your spatula to mix )
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5)  Add 1/4 cup milk beat once, followed by the next 1/3 rd of the dry ingredients.
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6)  Mix in the remaining  milk. Finally add the last 1/3 rd batch of dry ingredients and mix until all gets incorporated. Take care not to over mix or over beat the batter.
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7) The final batter will be light and fluffy.
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8) Transfer the batter to the prepared pans ( greased with butter and dusted with flour ) and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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 There you have it, the most perfect Pound cake recipe ever!!

Vanilla Pound Cake
NOTES:
1) Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature to get the perfect batter and thereby the perfect cake.
2)After adding dry ingredients don't beat the batter too much.
3)Don't let the batter standby, bake immediately.
4) If you use a larger loaf pan, increase the baking time accordingly.

Vanilla Pound Cake



Cheers,
Sindhiya.S

20 comments:

  1. Perfect pound cake and congratulations for your first blog anniversary and wish you a many more !!!

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  2. perfectly made cake!! so soft and spongy!! congrats dear!!

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  3. Well made, well baked ,well prepared pound cake... Gorgeous.

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  4. moist and delicious,perfectly made dear

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  5. Congrats on your blog anniversary too

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  6. My all time fav cake. Beautifully made, Congrats on your blog anniversary. Nice that you have a wonderful partner. Your sis.

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  7. Very scrumptious and super moist pound cake and congratulations for your blog anniversary:)

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  8. congrats on the anniversary..delicious cake!!

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  9. healthy,ymmy looking cake..wonderful pics n congrats dear

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  10. Congratulations for you blog anniversory.......and good recipe again from your side :)

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  11. A very big round of applause!!!! For both the blog anniversary and the magazine..;) Praises from all around..:)
    Now coming to this recipe, I guess there isn't much to brag about since u know hw much i luved it. I can still feel the taste nd texture in my tongue..;) this is a heart melting dish.. The pic looks fantastic!!! and the dish is absolutely luscious..;);)

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  12. Hi Jayanthi, happy blog anniversary. Keep up the good job and looking forward to read more fantastic posting from you.
    This pound cake is very soft and moist. Great to go with coffee. :)

    Have a nice day, regards.
    Amelia

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  14. Awesome,soft & spongy cake.....congrats on your first anniversary.Keep cooking.
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  15. Gorgeous! That crumb and this moist cake is totally eye catching!
    And happy year of blogging! Hope it continues to be fun and rewarding for a long time to come.

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  16. congratulations on one year - your photos are truly beautiful and those little cakes look really gorgeous - here's to many more lovely blog posts

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  17. Happy blog anniversary! great way to celebrate with this wonderful looking pound cake.

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  18. Happy Annivesary!!
    Cake looks yum...

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  19. this has the perfect crumb and an incredible moistness! i enjoy the miniature size too. :)
    congrats on a year!

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