April 8, 2011

A Classic Pound Cake

I have a thing for classics. For elegance, simplicity, for things done just so. The perfect pair of nude heels, a chocolaty brownie, dark pair of blue jeans, a white wedding dress, tear drop pearl earrings, The Father of the Bride, a white house with a picket fence...


This is pound cake in its simplest form. There's nothing special going on here- but you could make it special. The possibilities to dress this up are endless. I had it with sliced strawberries one day. A drizzle of honey the next. Cool whipped cream. It has the perfect amount of sweetness, making it a treat for any time of the day. Have it for breakfast. Pack it for lunch as a light dessert (at least, it's lighter than many other pound cake recipes out there, 3 eggs people!).


I'm in love with this white cake stand. Another classic, wouldn't you say?

Source: Sweets By Sillianah

1 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup whole milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Butter & flour 9x5x3-inch metal loaf pan.

Whisk flour and salt in medium bowl to blend.  Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy.  Gradually add sugar, beating until blended well.  Beat in eggs 1 at a time, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl.  Beat in vanilla.  Beat in half of flour mixture, then milk, then remaining flour mixture.  Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

Bake cake until golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.  Cool cake in pan 10 minutes.  Cut around pan sides to loosen cake.  Turn cake out onto rack.  Turn right side up and cool completely.


What are some things that you find timeless?

12 comments:

  1. Definitely a classic! Love that white cake stand too! :)
    I like to dress mine up with strawberries and whipped cream!

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  2. This cake looks tasty! I love the idea of drizzling honey on top :)

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  3. I love pound cake! I really love it with strawberries and whipped cream, mmm, mmmm!

    PS Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog:)

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  4. Pound cake is diffidently, divinely a classic, and I still like it, all kinds of ways!

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  5. I'm having tea right now...this would compliment it perfectly.

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  6. Love your blog, just check it out for the first time :) Pound cake is delicious and so amazing

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  7. I'm a fan of the classics as well. My favorite timeless food is the chocolate chip cookie. I make them and the smell and the taste reminds me of childhood. Same recipe that my mom made as a kid when they were lucky enough to get some chocolate.

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  8. I love pound cake and your looks so moist! I love eating pound cake with whipped cream and with a cup of coffee with a ton of cream and sugar. :)

    I LOVE a classic little black dress.

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  9. A lovely pound cake....my favorite topping is always the strawberries...though the honey drizzled over top sounds delightful.

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  11. Pound cake is definitely a classic! Chocolate chip cookies are also timeless to me.

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