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Sunday, September 25, 2011

mangia mondays 29: pound cake

hello, friends!
welcome to another

a blog hop i co-host each week with my bloggy bff
lisa from shine your light.
{love her!}

this week, i'm sharing:

pound cake

16 oz sugar
16 oz butter, softened + more for greasing pan
16 oz flour + more for dusting pan
9 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. preheat oven to 350 f. grease & flour 1 10" bundt pan or 2 9"x5" loaf pans.

2. cream together butter & sugar for 5 minutes on medium speed using the paddle attachment. stop once to scrape the sides of the bowl. with the mixer running at the lowest speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time, making sure each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next. {the mixture will look curdled.} add the vanilla & salt & beat on medium speed for 30 seconds.

3. with the mixer on the lowest speed, add the flour in 3 installments, making sure each portion is fully incorporated before adding the next. after the final addition, scrape down the sides of the bowl & beat for 30 seconds on medium speed or until almost smooth.

4. scoop the batter into the prepared pan(s). bake for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 210 f. the outside should be golden brown & spring back when pressed, but the crack around the center will appear moist. 

5. remove cake from oven & cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. remove from pan & cool on the rack completely. store tightly covered.

i've never made a pound cake & thought it would be difficult...
but it's not!
while it was delicious for dessert,
i enjoyed it with coffee the next morning for breakfast! :)

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until next time,
dowlings, out!


  1. Hi Kristin,
    I shared videos of my pecan crusted apple crisp and making grain-free matzoh balls as well as how to choose the best olive oil. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Kristin, that pound cake would be so good with strawberries and whipped cream! Or just as is - it looks fantastic!

  3. I love pound cake. It's really good dipped in chocolate fondue!

  4. Thanks for hosting! That pound cake looks incredibly good!

    Have a great week!

    Kim @ Little Rays of Sunshine

  5. Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that I made last week:

    spicy-n-sweet pepper & corn salad

    nut pâté

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  6. Hi Kristin, Thanks for hosting. Pound cake for breakfast! I love it. I'm sharing a post that might help those out there to get their families or spouse to help with the cooking.

  7. I subscribed to your blog and found you were having a party so here I am. I bring Surprise Meat Loaf. This is a nice comfort food for this time of year and makes 1 1/2 lbs. of ground beef serve 8 to 10, or, in my house, plenty of leftovers. Thanks for hosting. Have a great week. I am off to check out all those wonderful looking recipes.

  8. Your pound cake looks perfect! I would love to have a slice of that with coffee. I bet it was delicious for breakfast. Thanks so much for hosting. I've linked up my Greek Meatloaf tonight. Have a great evening, Candace

  9. The pound cake looks absolutely perfect. Thanks for hosting another yummy week of Mangia Mondays. I've linked up my first every Brioche Loaf!

  10. I like the looks of that pound cake! Thanks for hosting!