Traditional Pound Cake Recipe
I am going to weigh a thousand pounds by the time this quarantine is lifted. Cooking is something I enjoy doing. It brings me peace. So, with that being, I haven’t made a pound cake in a month of Sundays. Here is my Traditional Pound Cake Recipe with a powdered sugar glaze. Forgive the “angel food cake” look because I couldn’t find my bundt pan.
This is a cake that you have to “baby” but I’m telling you, my KitchenAid mixer, it made all the difference. You can use your hand mixer, as well. My mixer died a long long time ago, bless its sweet heart.
1 pound butter, softened
3 c. sugar
6 eggs, room temperature
4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. milk
1 tsp. almond extract
Vanilla extract, 1 tsp.
In a bowl, place the pound of butter and mix the crap out of it. It should be a pale yellow, whipped look. On a medium to high speed. Why am I singing the song “Whip It.” Good grief, now it won’t leave my head. Dangit.
Where was I? Oh…PSA…do not try and “sip” the almond or vanilla extract. My son-in-law learned a lesson on that one. Just passing in the kindness to everyone. God love him. Him’s a special boy LOL.
Quarantine. Bunny trail. I cannot focus.
Cheesecake…no…Pound cake. I can do this.
Once the butter has been whipped, add an egg in one at a time. Whip it till the yolks are blended. Next up, get your milk and flour. Go in this order: a bit of milk, whip, a cup of flour, whip, repeat ending with flour. Mix it until it is smooth. Lastly, add in the extracts. You can leave out the almond extract but it was good.
Grease a bundt pan (yes, I used an angel food cake pan). After you grease it (spray or crisco), then you need to get some flour and swirl it around in there. Add your batter. Bake at 300 for about an hour and 40 minutes. I started checking it at 1:30 but I did up it to 1:40. It was done.
Eyeball this…I think I did 2 c. powdered sugar, a tsp of vanilla, and enough heavy cream (you can use 1/2 and 1/2 or milk) to thin it out. I ended up making WAY too much, so Big Daddy drizzled all the leftovers over each slice that he eats LOL. My daughter put it on the cake.
For the love…it is good.