Sunday, March 22, 2009

Italian Pound cake

I’ve been craving pound Cake and just had to make one. I’ll go on record now and tell you that by no means is this a low-cal dessert. Also, if you use organic products, it could be expensive. The calories and the expense are well worth it though. This pound cake is extremely moist and buttery. The older it gets the better it gets. I love it a few days after it’s made with a good cup of coffee for breakfast.

Recipe from: “Italian Family Cooking Like Mama Used to Make” cookbook

3 C all purpose Flour
21/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 C Butter (room temp)
2 C Sugar
5 extra large eggs
1 cup Milk I used buttermilk
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

Adjust oven rack 1/3 from bottom of oven and preheat to 350ºf. Grease a 10x 4- inch tube pan. Dust lightly with flour.
Mix together all ingredients and bake for 1 hour or until cake is light brown and tester comes out clean.
Cool in pan about 5 minutes then remove from pan and invert onto cooling rack. Let cake cool before transferring to cake plate.
I move mine straight to the cake plate to cool. When just slightly warm I glaze and sever. Everyone loves warm pound cake!

Powdered Sugar
Vanilla Extract
Lemon Juice

Mix until a smooth thick glaze is formed. Pour over cake and serve.


Penny said...

Oh My! This looks so good. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who eats cake for breakfast. My favorite breakfast is pumpkin pie though. Veggies you know.

Cheryl said...

Ohh my gosh that looks soo good, I would like some now, LOL

Sara said...

That is a really beautiful looking pound cake! Makes me wish I had some cake in the house right now :)

Culinary Wannabe said...

Oh this looks so good! Especially with the beautiful glaze.

Elra said...

Italian Pound Cake? Now that is new thing to me. Looks do moist and very nicely glazed.

Camille said...

Your pound cake looks so moist and rich! I love a good pound cake. Lemon glaze is the best, too!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

This cake looks beautiful and delicious. I just baked a pound cake this afternoon too. I'll have to add your recipe to my repertoire next.

Maria said...

Great job on the cake. It looks wonderful!

HappyTummy said...

oh this looks sooo delicious. i'm a sucker for pound cakes--especially with icing :)

your kitty in the post above is so precious. i have two of my own, and i'm completely smitten.

Tangled Noodle said...

For something like this gorgeous cake, there's simply no room for worrying about calories. Just eat, for goodness' sake!

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