Sunday sweets- Honey vanilla pound cake

Posted on: April 5th, 2009 by admin 1 Comment

Pound cakes are wonderful solid sweet treats. Yes, they have a fair amount of butter in them, so a little jog to the store might be in hand prior to baking this one, still, it’s completely worth it. This particular cake is a real treat- with a hint of honey and vanilla, good for sharing and great toasted later in the week.

Honey vanilla pound cake

  • 225 g (1/2 pound) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 c flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF), grease a loaf pan.

In a bowl beat the sugar and butter until light. Add the eggs one at a time and then, beating slowly, add the vanilla, honey and lemon zest.

In another bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt and then add slowly to the butter mix until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top and bake for about 50- 60 minutes- you know the drill- until a toothpick come out clean. Let it cool a few minutes in the pan and then turn out onto a baking rack to cool completely.

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This recipe comes from Ina Garten’s cookbook, Barefoot contessa- back to basics. We modified it a little as we have baked it a few times for people.  But you can find the original at her site.

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