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Old 03-16-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
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best POUND CAKE ever

guys i had to go to an all womens' party today and i made this cake to take to my friend's house,everybody loved it,it was super soft and yummy,here's the recipe...

1 cup cold butter
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract(i didnt even use that,i like a pound cake to taste like butter and eggs,but u could use it if u want)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Using a bit of butter, coat only the bottom of a 9-inch tube pan; dust with flour (sides should remain ungreased so the cake will adhere to them better when rising).

Put butter in a large mixing bowl and work it with a wooden spoon until it become shiny, about 5 minutes. Add sugar and salt; continue to work sugar and butter together. When well-mixed, stir in a circular motion until the mixture loses most of its gritty feeling. Adding eggs will dissolve the rest.

Add eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition. After third egg has been incorporated, add 2 tablespoons flour. Add the last 2 eggs and continue to stir, then add the rest of the flour in 4 parts, stirring well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.

Spoon batter into prepared tube pan and smooth top. Bake for 40 minutes, then increase temperature to 325 degrees F. After 5 more minutes of baking, gently remove pan from oven, bend your ear to it and listen for bubbling or a slight sound. If you hear something, put it back in the oven to bake another 10 minutes, then remove again and listen. Let it bake another 5 minutes if necessary, until the cake is quiet. Or insert a skewer into cake; if it comes out clean, the cake is done.

Remove cake from oven and run a knife around the sides of the pan; turn out onto a wire rack, then turn cake face up. Cool, uncovered, for 15 minutes, then cover with a clean towel (otherwise the cake will become dry and hard).

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Old 03-17-2005, 08:03 AM   #2
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Hi Sarah,

This looks so delicious and simple (classic more than simple), I think I'll try it this week with the addition of a homemade blueberry sauce.

Happy cooking to all! :)
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:43 PM   #3
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it looks pretty and tastes absolutely delicious,i've already made it twice in one week,and plan to make again in a couple days...
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