Pound Cake

Baking By SugarSugarDesserts Updated 24 Jan 2010 , 7:28pm by prterrell

SugarSugarDesserts Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 10:28am
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Can anyone tell me if they have eve baked a pound cake in a water bath? And, if so how?

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Mike1394 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 10:39am
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I haven't, and frankly wouldn't know the reason why you would.


lngo Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 10:51am
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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?

brincess_b Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 11:03am
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nope, sounds more like a pudding type cake, rather than one for decorating. though you never know, might just be super moist.

SugarSugarDesserts Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 11:47am
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no weird recipe. Someone just told me it would amke it moist.

vickymacd Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 1:02pm
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Cheesecake yes or no.

Pound cake? No. No reason for it.

ssunshine564 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 1:04pm
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No, never with pound cake.

leah_s Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 2:14pm
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Agreed. No reason to do a water bath for a pound cake.

SandiOh Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 2:28pm
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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.

moreCakePlz Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 2:46pm
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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.

prterrell Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:28pm
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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.

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