Time for Sweet Melissa Sundays! This week we tried Perfect Pound Cake, picked by Michele at Veggie Num Nums, thanks Michele! You can find this pound cake recipe here at her wonderful blog.
I was excited to give Melissa Murphy's Perfect Pound Cake recipe a try, pound cake is a family favorite although I don't make it that often. When I was pregnant with my daughter I craved pound cake and baked so many she was nicknamed 'little poundcake' for a while :) I was always trying to find that perfect recipe and never really got that 'never want to try another pound cake' recipe, but I did learn that my favorite pound cakes were made with buttermilk. It makes them extra moist and gives then a little tangy kick. This recipe doesn't have buttermilk but does have cream.
I made two batch of this recipe, the first one I used cream and baked it in a 'rose' bundt pan that is smaller than the usual bundt but was way too big for this recipe. I thought I would be able to invert it and see the shape but it rose so much that that didn't really work out. My husband tried this one and thought it was pretty good.
The next batch I made into mini pound cakes in the mini loaf pan. I swapped out the cream for buttermilk but must say that with this pound cake recipe, cream does work better than buttermilk, but both versions were still tasty. I have to admit that I tend to wince a little when a recipe title says 'perfect' -- such high standards! Can there really be a perfect pound cake?
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