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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Scratch It: Pound Cake

"Perfect Pound Cake"
from Cake Bible

This is my second cake from Cake Bible, and I'm a bit disappointed.  I've made a couple different pound cakes from scratch before and this is my least favorite.  The recipe describes this cake as "melt-in-your-mouth" texture.  It reminded me of melt-away cookies, the variety made with powdered sugar and cornstarch.  In my opinion ... pound cake should not be like that.  In addition to that, hubby and I really didn't think it tasted good either.

What I liked about this recipe was that it was the batch size was intended for a loaf pan.  In this testing phase of mine, it's nice to not have to use up so many ingredients.  It had been so long since I had used my loaf pan, I wondered if I even had one at all.  Sure enough, a dusty but undamaged non-stick pan was in the back of one of my kitchen's cabinets.

The cake baked up well and was easily cut with a serrated knife.  Like other pound cakes, the crust parts are somewhat yummier.  I did not grease my pan, like the recipe suggested.  Instead I did my usual of cutting out parchment paper for the bottom.  The cake actually pulled away from the sides all on its own.  I'm not sure if that was due to the non-stick pan or the recipe.

I'm convinced I did not screw up this recipe, I just don't like it.  I'll have to try out some other recipes I have for pound cake.  The one I got from my petit fours class, I recall, tasted good and contained cream cheese.


  1. There is actually a recipe that I found on Pinterest - its for Chocolate Orange Cream Cheese Pound cake - I don't know if I should dare make it, sounds too yummy!

  2. Here's the link in case you are interested http://joythebaker.com/2012/03/chocolate-orange-cream-cheese-pound-cake/

  3. What a waste! I was hoping to get a good pound cake recipe from here.
    It sure looks good though!


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