17-28: Pound Cake

I went on a cooking spree and made 4 recipes last night. 17-28: Pound Cake was the last of what I cooked, when we were scouring the house looking for a dessert. 🍰

17-28 Pound Cake

Hey! This one has MY handwriting on it! I said it was good a few years ago, let’s see if it’s still good.

Spoiler alert: it was. 🙂

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I don’t remember what I made this for. Must have been the same as this time: looking for something easy to make for dessert with ingredients I probably already have in the house. I’m so predictable.

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Ingredients, plus one of my very trusted and very OLD friends: the Kitchen Aid. This mixer is OLDER than me, and still works like a champ. There I am, in the reflection of the bowl. Hi!

I’m also getting to use my bundt pan I bought on a random Target shopping trip a while ago for the first time. I knew I’d use it eventually. Totally justifies its purchase. Right?

Subbed half-and-half for whipping cream, and ½ cinnamon ½ nutmeg for cardamom.

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Butter–it takes 1 ½ sticks for this sucker. Cutting it into chunks makes it easier for the mixer to distribute it evenly.

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Good, coarse crumb consistency.

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Adding in the rest of the ingredients. Don’t ramp up the mixer too fast, or you’ll end up cleaning it off the walls.

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Almost a stretchy consistency. I wonder if the whipping cream would have made it less stretchy/dense.

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Greased the pan with a bit of coconut oil. Usually it’s a solid consistency (like butter), but the kitchen was HOT after 4+ hours of cooking, so it melted. It makes a good thermometer: liquid coconut oil = hot weather/kitchen.

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Floured it with coconut flour. Thought it would give a nice “coconutty” taste to the outside of the cake. I think it absorbed some of the moisture of the cake, though.

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Poured (slopped) into the pan. Very thick consistency, took some cajoling to get it to go evenly into the bowl.

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Toaster oven working hard these days. If it fits in the toaster oven, that’s where it goes.

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45 minutes later (shorter than the time listed on the card), a skewer came out clean, so I pulled it out. Let it chill out on the rack for a few more minutes.

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Slid right out. Looked mighty nice. LOOK AT MY WELL-FORMED CAKE, INTERNET.

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The “recipe card” shot. It was a touch drier than I would have liked, but it is delicious with coffee or some honey on top. I see on my notations I had Bailey’s whipped cream and strawberries–also good suggestions.

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Very good, and you probably have the ingredients in your house right now. Go have some poundcake.

Grade: A

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