For this week’s Soul Food Sunday I am sharing a recipe for cold oven pound cake. I love a good pound cake, but I find that it is hard to get a good pound cake recipe. When I do run a across a good cake, the baker usually doesn’t share the recipe (boo!). So I am forced to scrounge around for a recipe to make!
The recipe below is a combination of a recipe I found on the web (Aunt Laurie’s cold oven poundcake) and a recipe that my friend shared. It’s a wonderful recipe that make a moist, sweet, dense cake that is perfect with a tall glass of milk.
Cold Oven Pound Cake
1.5 sticks unsalted butter
1.5 cups sugar
3 eggs (cold)
1.5 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (no salted needed if you use salted butter)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (cold)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
*eggs and whipping cream should/ be cold right out of the refrigerator (not room temperature)
Note, this makes enough batter for a loaf pan, if you would like to use a large tube pan, double the recipe.
Prepare loaf pan. You can spray with bakers spray or grease with crisco & dust with flour, but, personally, I prefer to use Wilton’s cake release which works wonderfully! Also, I line the bottom of my pans with waxed paper, which avoids the bottom sticking. Set prepared pan aside.
Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) set aside. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in flour mixture, ½ cup at a time, alternating with whipping cream.
Add extracts (vanilla, butter, lemon and almond).Beat on medium-high to high speed of hand mixer for two minutes, scrapping down sides of bowl. Carefully pour batter evenly into pan.
Place on middle rack in COLD oven and bake at 300F for 1.5 hours. Check it towards the end in case your oven cooks fast or slow. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a cake rack on the counter for about four minutes.
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