Monday, January 20, 2014

The Cake Slice Bakers January 2014 : Pound Cake

Today is the 20th of January which means two things. One: it's the reveal date for our newest cake. Two: today is my birthday, which I think it's fitting that the cake that I voted for last month actually won :) Today is a big birthday for me - no it's not one of those that ends in a 0 it's a 5 and those almost seem bigger to me than the other. You've reached that halfway part - like you're expected to know what's going on by now. The last time that I had one of these I was still figuring so much of my life out, this time while I am still a long way from knowing what I'm doing I have a wonderful group of friends who are with me and we are all doing this together.

When the options for this month's cake came out I didn't even need to look through the book to see which one I wanted, I was set on the pound cake. Last year or maybe it was the year before that I went through recipe after recipe trying to find that perfect pound cake. I found a few that were close but nothing like the one that I was after. One can only eat so much pound cake and still fit into her favorite jeans,  so I gave up on the quest and decided that I had one that was good enough - maybe I should just say I said good enough for now.

That brings us back to today. This is the pound cake that I was searching for, it is simple, easy and has everything that a pound cake should have. It has great flavor, a nice tight crumb, and almost a velvet consistency. You really need to try this cake.

It's perfect for just about any reason and I would assume it would keep well, it wasn't in our house more than 36 hours and it was gone....oops.



The recipe give you a few optional ideas and one of them is that you can sub out the milk which is only 1/4 cup for brandy, but I wasn't sure how strong the flavor would be so I opted for an 1/8th of a cup. You could just barely taste it and it gave a great flavor, but I am sure this would be perfect without it.



Go visit my baking friends and see how they liked the pound cake.


See you next month
xoxo
Heather

16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Heather!!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed this cake! It really did turn out beautifully! Hope this year, that ends in a 5, is a great one for you! : )

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  2. I loved everything about this cake too! I'm glad your quest is finally over!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Heather! Nice, indeed, that your cake was presented on your special day =)

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  4. HHBD2U Heather!! Love that you give this cake two thumbs up! Have a great day!

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  5. Oh Heather I am so glad that you finally found your cake... hooray!! Happy Birthday to you! Hazel x

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  6. Glad you enjoyed the cake, I loved my version. Happy Birthday!!

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  7. Happy Birthday!! your cake looks lovely!

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  8. So glad that yours turned out great!

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  9. Happy belated birthday! Your cake looks like perfection so I can see why it didn't last long in your house :)

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  10. Happy Birthday and your cake looks fabulous!

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  11. Blessed birthday Heather!!! What a great way to celebrate your birthday with our chosen cake :) I love how simple but yet delicious your pound cake looks. Glad you love it like I do.

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  12. ah! So happy to read you also liked this cake! I wasn't crazy about it but I did like it a lot... and what made me love it even more was the fact that hubby thought "this is THE pound cake" .... :) I hope our next cake will be enjoyed by many more of us... You did a great job... your cake looks really good!

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  13. I'm glad you liked your cake and Happy Birthday! :)

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  14. Your cake looks lovely! I believe that pound cakes should be dense, not airy, and by golly this looks like a deliciously dense pound cake. Nice work :)

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  15. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
    Your cake turned out so nice and golden.
    :)
    Holly

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  16. Your cake looks really dense!! Nice job!

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