I’ve been longing for pound cake for a while now.
Looked for a recipe online to make sure we had all the ingredients to try it out.
So, vanilla pound cake it is, inspired by “Martha Stewart’s recipes”
This last week, we have been busy trying different recipes and this particular one I wanted to share it with you because it is easy to prepare and you can leave it in your oven for an hour and 25 minutes to bake while you do the dishes
While, I was busy feeding Nate, I asked my hubby to start mixing the first ingredients; butter and sugar but he was distracted by his cellphone, so he mixed the butter and flour instead. We only realized of this mistake once he had finished mixing.
I took over, while he fed our son and our pound cake was saved!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 6-cup (8½-by-4½-inch) loaf pan; set aside.
- Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; add vanilla and salt. With mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating just until combined (do not over mix).
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour (tent with aluminum foil if browning too quickly). Let cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack, and turn upright to cool completely.
After we baked the pound cake, I was reading the blogs I follow and read a post on how to make your own; “Triple Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti” at Leah’s blog at http://inspireandindulge.wordpress.com , she had a guest blogger My Healthy ‘Ohana over at her blog to share this delicious recipe. I had to try it, we had all the ingredients, the Biscotti’s came out tasting delicious. I strongly recommend you visiting their blogs and try it out yourselves.
Earlier today, we had a brunch with 3 of my best-friends and offered the Biscotti’s as gifts by wrapping them around transparent wrapping paper. I took the same wrapping idea as one of my previous posts here.
I’m posting a couple of pics for Leah and Maura to see how they came out!
Are you guys busy in the kitchen for the Holidays too?
Wish everyone Happy Holidays! a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our little family! xxx
Thanks again for stopping by!