Pound Cake - Base Recipe

Baking By jimagination Updated 25 Sep 2010 , 2:50pm by anamado

jimagination Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 9:29pm
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I know a lot of cc'ers use the WASC recipe as their base, but I have noticed a lot of the bakeries on television use a pound cake as their base and then add flavorings to it. Do any of you have a great base pound cake recipe?

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Kitagrl Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 9:58pm
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I don't much like pound cake, myself...but when I make it, I use the "Elvis favorite pound cake" recipe online.

I do add flavorings to it as well...for instance lemon poppy seed pound, I just make the recipe and throw in lemon flavor, some real lemon juice and zest, and poppy seeds, and sometimes a drop of yellow food color.

anamado Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 10:23pm
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I use a lot pound cake, or madeira cake (very similar recipe). Because it's very firm, it's great for carving and to make cakes with very straight lines!
Pound cake is basically one pound of butter, one pound of eggs, one pound of sugar and one pound of flour. You can use more flour in the recipe, up to 50% more, at this level it's called madeira cake. Then you can make lots of variations like adding lemon, grated nuts, raisins, jello, chocolate chips... I make up a lot with it, and it always turns up well.
Buttercream or ganache becomes it. Sometimes I wet it with syrup, but it's usually not necessary...

JanH Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 10:37pm
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

...but when I make it, I use the "Elvis favorite pound cake" recipe online.

I'm a big fan of pound cake and this is also my personal fav as well:


But the cream cheese pound cakes are also very toothsome:




jimagination Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 1:15pm
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Thanks so much! I wasnt getting allerts so I didnt think anyone was answering me- woops! Do customers like it as much as other non pound cake recipes?

Macgirl1954 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 1:50pm
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Can the pound cake be put into any cake pan or do you have to use a bundt pan?

anamado Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 2:50pm
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I use it in all kinds of pans!
Even for 3d pans (like the standing bear of wilton) is the best kind of bater

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