Pound cake is a kind of cake that contains a pound of sugar, eggs, butter and flour. Even if this is the traditional definition of the term, many people who bake this cake depend the quantity of these ingredients on the size of the dessert. If you want to serve a delectable and mouth watering dessert to your family, you can follow the procedures in several homemade pound cake recipes. Below are some of the recipes that you can easily follow and try in your place.
Homemade Almond Pound Cake
To make this cake, you need three cups of granulated sugar, ½ pound butter, ½ cup shortening, five eggs, ¼ teaspoon salt, three cups flour, ¾ cups evaporated milk, ¼ cup water and two teaspoons almond extract. Cream butter, sugar and shortening in a bowl. Beat the eggs and add in the bowl. Add the salt and mix well. Put all the remaining ingredients in the bowl. Grease a baking pan and transfer the batter in the pan. Preheat oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the pan inside the oven and bake for an hour and 30 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and cool for 20 minutes. Slice the cake and serve immediately.
Homemade Apple Cider Pound Cake
The ingredients for the cake are six large eggs, three cups flour, 16 tablespoons butter, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ cup shortening, ½ teaspoon allspice, three cups sugar, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, ½ teaspoon baking powder, a cup of apple cider, ¼ teaspoon cloves, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and a teaspoon vanilla. For the caramel glaze, you will need a cup of sugar, ¼ cup buttermilk, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, ½ tablespoon corn syrup, ¼ cup margarine, ¼ teaspoon vanilla.
Soften the shortening and the butter in a bowl and add the sugar. Beat the ingredients for a minute. Beat the eggs and add to the batter. Sift the remaining ingredients and add to the batter. Sift the mixture and blend well. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking pan and place it inside the oven for an hour and 30 minutes.
To make the caramel glaze, you need to put all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir the mixture. Put the saucepan over medium fire. Boil the mixture for 10 minutes. Be sure that you stir the glaze occasionally. After boiling, pour the glaze over the cake. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes. Put the cake with the glaze in the refrigerator. Serve after an hour.