Google: “Pound cake is a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. Pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a Bundt mould. They are sometimes served either dusted with powdered sugar, lightly glazed, or with a coat of icing”.
“Pound cake itself is extremely dense since it doesn’t rise as much as the American-style butter cake. Because of its richness, pound cakes typically have light flavours and are served plain or topped with a basic glaze. They’re normally baked in a loaf or Bundt pan”.
I have taken the cake up to the next level in term of flavour and method of the traditionally made with everything not in pound. It’s my own trial and error method. I have lower the sugar a bit, added double cream, orange zest and orange juice. It’s really rise up, flavourful combination of match and orange, moist, heavy and delicious. Let’s bake!!!!
375 g plain flour
15 g matcha tea
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
340 g butter, room temperature
2 1/4 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
6 large eggs
300 ml double cream, add 1/4 Tsp salt and 1 Tsp orange juice
1 whole navel orange zest
Preheat oven to 170 C. Butter and lined a 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
Sift together the flour, match powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until light and pale yellow in colour. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, stopping and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
Reduce the speed of the mixer and add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the double cream (add salt and orange juice; stir mix well). Mix until fully combined. Stir in the orange zest with a wooden spoon. Pour into prepared pan and place in the oven.
Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes back clean. Remove from oven and let cool in pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes, then remove from the pan and let cool completely.
Note: Oven temperature vary. You might put in less time about 45-60 minutes.