I never thought that searching on the internet for a simple Pound Cake recipe would be so difficult. It's not the lack of them, is the extreme availability. From fruity ones to savory Pound Cake sandwiches.
Since this blog was never intended to be groundbreaking, I was looking to make a traditional recipe to kill my cravings. Traditional doesn't have to be boring. In this case, it's reliable.
A tried and true recipe, that's what I needed. Good thing that Joy of Baking never disappoints.
Sometimes one needs a little food for the soul. When things aren't going like I want them too, cooking soothes me. Not just the food. The entire process of cooking is like therapy for the body and soul.
I get lost in the recipes, in how the ingredients feel in my hands, the smells, the sounds... See, I'm drifting off already.
recipe adapted from The Joy of Baking
3 Eggs, at room temperature3 tbsp Milk, room temperature1 tsp Vanilla extract1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour1 tsp Baking Powder1/4 tsp Salt3/4 cup Sugar1/2 cup + 1/3 cup (185g) Butter, room temperature1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
-Beat the eggs, milk and vanilla in a bowl, set aside.-In a separate bowl, sift the flour, salt and baking powder together. Mix in the sugar using a fork.-Add the butter to the sifted flour mixture. Mix well. (use a stand or hand mixer for this).- Add the egg mixture in two additions. The batter should be very thick.-Transfer about 3/4 cup of the batter into another bowl. Whisk in the cocoa powder.-In a loaf pan, pour half of the remaining vanilla batter. Pour the entire chocolate batter on top of it. Then pour the other half of the vanilla batter.-Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes. After 35 minutes have passed, check on it to see if it's done. It really depends on the oven.