I am searching for a perfect pound cake recipe. I have several that taste good but I can't seem to get that dense texture. If anyone has a recipe to Pass on or any tips for me on how to get that pound cake texture, I would really apreciate it! Thanks!
Real Pound Cake
2 cups butter [1 lb]
2 cups granulated sugar [1 lb]
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour [1 lb]
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
8 large eggs, separated [8x 2 oz = 1 lb]
1 tablespoon vanilla extract*
Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans. [Lining is easier] Set aside.
Beat butter at medium speed for 2 minutes or until soft and creamy. Increase speed to medium: gradually add sugar, beating for 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and baking soda. Using a large metal spoon, mix dry ingredients to creamed mixture.
Pour into prepared pans and bake for 30-40 minutes. Remove to stand 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan to cool.
Brown Sugar Butter Cake
1 cup butter [8 oz]
2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed [16 oz]
1 cup sugar [7 oz]
6 eggs [6x 2 oz = 12 oz]
3 cups flour [12 oz]
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk [8 fl.oz]
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time.
Sift dry ingredients. Using a large metal spoon, mix dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternatively with milk. Begin and end with flour mixture. Add vanilla.
Fill prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 35-40 minutes. Cool cake completely, then remove from pan.
3 sticks butter
1 8oz. cream cheese
3 cups sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. flavoring (your choice)
Cream together softened butter and cream cheese. Add sugar, flour and 2 eggs at a time, beating well each time eggs are added. Beat until light and fluffy. Pour batter into greased and floured pan. Put into COLD oven and bake @ 325 degrees for 1 hour and 35 minutes. Makes two regular loaves or one long loaf.