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Friday, May 13, 2011


One of my favorite Cake to bake is Pound Cake. Originally created using a pound of butter, flour, eggs and sugar. The ratio in the olden days was 1:1:1:1.

 In my recipe I lessened the amount of butter and sugar, I find that  cakes that are too sweet are unappetizing. Putting icing in your cake already up the ante in sweetness.

2 c cake flour
1 c milk
3/4 c butter
3/4c white sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. almond extract
dash of salt
5 eggs ( separate egg whites and yolks)

Icing: 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 c butter
1/2c cream cheese
1/4c buttermilk
2 tsp. almond extract
slivered almonds for garnish

Cream butter with egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar. Alternate milk and flour w/ salt and baking powder in batter little amount at a time. In mixer beat egg whites, when soft peaks form put 1/4c sugar drizzle slowly. Transfer beaten egg whites to cake batter. Fold in rectangle pan.   Bake in 350degrees oven for 30-40mins or prick toothpick at center of cake and it comes out clean.

For Icing - beat softened butter and cream cheese in mixer slowly drizzle milk with  almond extract alternate with powdered sugar till soft consistency is reached. Ice cake and garnish with slivered almonds.

The wow factor of this Cake is unbeatable.

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