this is a pound cake recipe that was given to me. i really like it. its firm, sturdy, good flavor and easy to make. but i'm ready to move on to other flavors now
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup butter (lightly salted)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1. Beat eggs in large mixing bowl with paddle attachment for 4 minutes*. Do not skip this step!
2. Add sugar, and continue beating for another 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and stir on low until just combined.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to eggs and sugar on low speed until just combined.
4. In a saucepan, heat milk and butter on low heat just until butter is melted. Add to batter, beat just until combined.
5. Pour into two greased and floured 8" round cake pans.(for me it actually fit 3 8" pans)
6. Bake at 325** until the middle springs back when touched, or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand in pans for 10 minutes. Then turn out onto wire cooling racks and cool completely.
Hint: Cakes are close to being done when you start to smell them.
* recipe given did not say what speed so i use i think 6 on my KA
** doesn't say how long- i just check and see when its done lol
now that i've gotten comfortable making it i'm hoping to add other flavors. how would i make this a chocolate or other flavor? i'm baking again next week ( have to bake at my inlaws- my oven is dead) so i like to mass bake and stock up when i can. i'd like to do some flavors other then vanilla now.. i have used this recipe and grated lime zest in it (oooh be prepared for a drool fest if you try that Y-U-M!) but thats as far as i've wandered with this recipe.
thanks in advance
Here's a link to chocolate pound cakes:
Perhaps you could adapt the "chocolate" part to your recipe.
And I use extracts to change up the flavors of my cakes. But for fruit flavors, you can also add icing fruits:
Can't wait to try this recipe! Thank you for posting