Easy Pound Cake

Salaam alaikum!

I love pound cake as I am a huge fan of strawberry shortcake!  Sad news is that strawberries are out of season here in Morocco.  However why should that stop me at trying my hand at baking a pound cake from scratch?

P1040674I made this pound cake on the same day I made a quiche from scratch and cooked lunch  I basically was in the kitchen from 11 -4pm non stop.  I was a super cooking machine that day!

Which I have to admit doesn’t happen often just because I am not all that modivate to be in the kitchen ALL day – not to mention doing the dishes!

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However for my first time baking a pound cake from scratch – it really wasn’t that hard except for the creaming the butter and sugar by hand!

P1040679The pound cake turned out great – if not a little burnt on one side – my oven has a hot spot in the back left corner *shrugs* – whats a girl to do?

So give your hand a try at this YUMMY pound cake – my husband was so impressed the whole cake disappeared that night and it wasn’t me who ate it!

Recipe-

2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla, almond, or lemon extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Blend in milk and extract. Sift dry ingredients together and add. Beat till smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour into a well greased and floured loaf pan. (Mine is about 9×5″.) Bake at 300° for about 90 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack. Cool completely.

(I was too tempted to wait for the cake to cool be for cutting and eating the first slice! – You might be too! )