2.23.2011

Bites {Paula Deen's Pound Cake}


This week I had a hankering for cake, but nothing too complex. My mind immediately traveled to pound cake (with whipped cream & strawberries of course!), and I found an absolutely delicious one by Paula Deen on the Food Network site.

She calls it Southwest Georgia Pound Cake, and it has a somewhat crunchy top with a delightfully dense (and slightly gooey) cake. It was gone in three days, so I guess the family liked it, too! :)

Southwest Georgia Pound Cake
(via Paul Deen/Food Network}

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (you may use lemon or almond flavoring instead)

Generously grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan. Do not preheat the oven.

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Alternately add flour mixture and heavy cream to butter-sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in flavoring.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Put into a cold oven and set the temperature to 325 degrees F. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes without opening the oven door. Bake for an additional 15 minutes if necessary.

Remove from the oven and cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert cake onto cake plate. 

{Image by me}

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