Thursday, January 26, 2012

Vanilla Pound Cake - A guest post by Sharmilee

I've been getting a good amount of e-mails from all of you asking about my absence here.Well,as I kept replying to all,everything's just fine and I'll be back with a bang soon,hopefully.Till then,I am inviting a few popular food bloggers(and friends)to do guest posts here so that I can feed the blog as well as keep you updated.


Here's the first one from Sharmilee,who blogs at Sharmi's Passions.As you all know,her posts are gorgeous,filled with step by step pics and pics of dishes which leave you drooling.She has aptly chosen a Pound cake for Easycooking readers,so go on drooool:))).Over to Sharmi-
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I was really happy and excited when Divya approached me for a guest post. Whenever I see her blog, the first thing that strikes me is her awesome baked goodies and cake decorating skills. Thank you so much Divya for giving me an opportunity to do a guest post. This is my first guest post too :)
Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe
I had few drafts and the first recipe that came to my mind seeing her mail was the pound cake.This is one of the nofail baking recipes so thought to share with you all. I got the recipe of basic vanilla sponge cake from my cousin long back and tried it here. I modified the same recipe a bit to get this pound cake. The cake has a slight crusty top and the very soft inside, sure one of the best cakes I've baked so far.
Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe


Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe
Ingredients:
  • Maida - 100 gms
  • Butter - 100 gms (at room temperature)
  • Granulated Sugar - 100 gms
  • Eggs - 2
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Milk - 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Salt - 1/8 tsp (optional)
Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe
Method:
1. Sieve maida and baking powder twice for even distribution. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat the eggs until fluffy. Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe Step1 2. Then add the eggs, milk to the butter sugar mixture and mix well. Add vanilla essence, salt and give a quick stir. Then add maida baking powder mixture in batches. Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe Step2 3.The batter should resemble like the one shown below(very creamy batter). Preheat the oven at 176 deg C for 10mins. Meanwhile grease the pan with butter and sprinkle little maida over it. Then tap to remove the extras. Now pour the batter into the pan and bake the cake at 176 deg C for 35-40mins or until the top turns golden brown. Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe Step3
You can insert a tooth pick and check, if it comes out clean then your cake is ready. Keep aside for 10mins then invert. Cool down completely then cut into slices and enjoy.
Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe
This is the first time I used my bundt pan though I got it 2months back. I was thrilled to see the cake beautifully unmould from the cake pan. This time I just greased with butter and maida, didnt use butter paper.
Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe
My Notes :
  • I read in an article that for easy unmoulding : Once the cake pan is taken from the oven, keep a wet cloth under the pan for 10mins then invert , the cake comes out clean.
  • You can even lay butter paper or grease the pan with butter / oil. Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe

21 comments :

  1. The cake looks so soft and yumm. Lovely post Sharmi. And Divya hope to see you back soon.

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  2. Lovely looking cake,loved the texture and the color as well.

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  3. Simple and delectable pound cake....

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  4. Pound cake looks so perfect! Wish to have it now with some tea! :)

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  5. Awesome recipe.looks so tempting and your click makes me drool... great post..

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  6. wonderful cake
    hope you can join the tea time sncak event

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  7. Well done,wat a super prefect looking cake,beautiful post from Sharmi.

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  8. Looks absolutely yummy. lovely clicks .. nice guest post :)

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  9. Mouthwatering.........
    rosesandgifts.com

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  10. luks so easy and yummy......pls come back soon divya.....:) :)

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  11. Nice to see my post here...Thanks for the opportunity!

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  12. even without reading the title. just a simple gaze at the pictorials I said in mind this looks exactly like sharmis style of pictorial description. so I was right !!!
    sharmi u have a style of urs and so unique.
    looking for more guest posts

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  13. lipsmacking gooood..
    love your presentation..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  14. Looks amazing wonderful.......mouth watering cake....where did you buy that cake tin...i want to buy it iam searching from long time pls let me know.....thanks for sharing....

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  15. thanks fro the post..will try today itself....hope to get new and wonderful recipes from your cookbook.

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  16. Looks yummy and easy... will try it over the week end:)

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  17. ok, I was not able to resist my temptation and wait for week end.. so I tried it just one hour back and result is awesome...I used pressure cooker instead of oven but still result is same as shown in the pic... Thanks to both of you for sharing this recipe....

    I am new cook and even new to this blogging world... seems lots of learning will come from you gals:)

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Divya.

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