Can anyone tell me if they have eve baked a pound cake in a water bath? And, if so how?
I haven't, and frankly wouldn't know the reason why you would.
I agree with Mike. I've made several pound cakes, and I've never had to use a water bath. Cheesecake sometimes, pound cake never. What recipe are you using that requires a water bath?
nope, sounds more like a pudding type cake, rather than one for decorating. though you never know, might just be super moist.
no weird recipe. Someone just told me it would amke it moist.
Cheesecake yes or no.
Pound cake? No. No reason for it.
No, never with pound cake.
Agreed. No reason to do a water bath for a pound cake.
No, not a water bath, however I routinely bake with a pan of water on the bottom shelf of the oven...and I swear that helps with moistness.
Maybe they meant steam bath instead of water bath? When baking bread, placing a pan of water in the oven produces steam which helps create a beautiful, glossy crust on the top of loaf. The same theory may work for pound cake. The steam generated from the pan of water would create a crunchy, sugary crust on top of the cake.
Just a theory, but I think Ill try it next time I bake a pound cake.
With a pound of butter in it, it's already pretty dang moist. Can't imagine putting it in a water bath! I would think it would cause it to come out rubbery.