Saturday, July 31, 2010

Classic Pound Cake in one bowl

A month or so ago in Southern Living there was a recipe for pound cake.  My Mother has been wanting some pound cake for quite some time.  This cake recipe uses the big guns, the Kitchen Aid Mixer.  It's a pretty interesting way to make a cake.  You layer all the ingredients in the KA and then start the mixer.  Pour into a bundt and bake.  That's it.  No fuss, no muss... mess.  Its a great cake but be rpepared to have a lot of cake.  You could easily divide this among two smaller bundts and freeze one for another time.  I brought it with us on our vacation.  It gave us dessert for two nights for ten people or so, with some left over.  A little cake, a little fruit, a dollop of cream and you are good to go. 

Is it me or is everyone running around trying to soak up every bit of sun and summer?  Do you do that too?  Or do you try to take it easy in the summer? Maybe its different where it is warmer most of the year.

Classic Pound Cake
You'll need a heavy-duty stand mixer with a 4-qt. bowl and paddle attachment for this recipe. This recipe is from Southern Living.

4 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 cups butter, softened
3/4 cup milk
6 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat at a low speed for one minute, stop to scrape down the sides and beat again for an additional two minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan and smooth. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a long pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack and cool completely (1 hour).


vanillasugar said...

one bowl eh? ok i'm sold. i would love a huge slice of this with some berries and fresh whipped cream.

Anncoo said...

Sounds really easy. I'll bookmark this for my friends gathering next month.

Ronda said...

This sounds amazing, and easy, thanks for sharing! I'll make this this week. It has been really, really hot here in Philadelphia this summer. Hope you are enjoying yours!

Mimi said...
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Mimi said...

I'm all for a one bowl cake.
Our weather has been unusually cool this summer, so it doesn't seem like summer at all.

grace said...

yummers. i envision this with a massive plop of whipped cream and perhaps some raspberry coulis. very awesome. :)

kat said...

I've always suspected most things can actually be made this way....
Its been so hot & humid this summer I feel like we are running from it more of the time just holding out until fall.

Mary said...

This sounds terrific and the one bowl technique is really an added plus. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

Ingrid said...

It is hot here so much that summer isn't the same for us. I do wish though that we (my family) could take it "easy" but really it's hectic.

Love the idea of this cake being so easily made. Perhaps I'll try halving the recipe.

Tia said...

I've been making pount cake lately too... it's a great classic, always welcome anywhere :) yours looks wonderful!