Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CONDENSED MILK POUND CAKE


This is not a pound cake in the strictest sense. I have learnt that a pound of each butter, sugar, eggs and flour contribute to a good pound cake. To make this extra special, we add condensed milk, i suppose. When i saw the post here, it looked so good. But alas, i ran out of stock of two things, cake flour and vanilla extract. The forever adventure seeker that i am, i went ahead with the recipe with some.....tweaks..yeah you guessed it right. There was AP flour and nutmeg.

The cake was good, i had to steam it for a few seconds the next day to make it extra moist. The flavour of nutmeg was something different to me. Since i prefer nutmeg over cinnamon on any given day, i enjoyed it very much. One thing i missed was the tight crumb that baking fiend had. Must have something to do with the cake flour.

So, this month awaits another variation of pound cake, the "ELVIS PRESLEY FAVOURITE POUND CAKE". Waiting for the right occasion to make it.

Here is the recipe for the cake:

120gm good quality butter
45gm sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (152gm) condensed milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla paste  (replaced with 1 teaspoon of nutmeg)
120gm cake flour (replaced with AP flour)
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs

Sift cake flour and baking powder tog. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar tog till light and fluffy.
Add in salt and vanilla paste and cream well.
Pour in condensed milk and cream till well combined.
Using the mixer on low speed, add in flour in 3 additions. Mix till batter is smooth.
Add in eggs one at a time. Make sure it's well mixed and smooth.
Bake at 175 degrees for 1 hour. (mine was done in 45 mts)

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