So my little Cake Boss wanted to bake something with me…but what?
The funny thing was she told me the only dessert she really liked from my repertoire was the Strawberry and Almond Frangipane Tart.
So we decided on Classic Pound Cake…sans the lemon glaze. She didn’t want it.
Per the Cook’s Illustrated recipe I decided upon, the secret apparently lies in the temperature of the butter and eggs as well as using cake flour. Do I dare say it sounded easy..?
It did…until I remembered I wasn’t baking it…alone.
I forgot I worked for the household Cake Boss. Silly me.
Well, she plowed through it… at a eleven year old’s pace, that is.
The ingredients used were:
- 16 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks), cold, plus extra for greasing pan
- 3 large eggs
- 3 large egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups cake flour (7 ounces), plus extra for dusting pan
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1 1/4 cups sugar (8 3/4 ounces)
We followed the Cook’s Illustrated bible as best we could… And you know what? It domed wonderfully!
After it cooled and nearing midnight, we got to sample her creation.
Oink oink! It was really good!
So now, I have another addition to my man-kitchen dessert repertoire… and the little Cake Boss didn’t fire me. She nearly did after I put together her Classic White Double-Layer birthday cake. She had demanded I even off the domed tops…which I did not… and I should have listened to the very experienced little Cake Boss. 😦
But I survived to bake another day.
24 thoughts on “Classic Pound Cake From Scratch”
You crack me up. Well done.
Thank you! Hope all is well.
You bet. I am inspired by your recipes. My kids don’t like what I make generally (picky!), so ideas come in handy, indeed. Got to try your pasta!
Surely you jest! Just sent you a note…
That looks SO good!
BTW, I loved your phrase, “my little cake boss.”
Sir, it WAS good… past tense. 🙂 And the little Cake Boss does have quite a bit of power in this house… Anyways, c’mon over to cold SoCal and I’ll cook you up something. 🙂
Ha, your ‘little cake boss’ has figured out how to stay up late. 🙂 BTW, the cake looks great. 🙂
Sir, the little Cake Boss does her best to stay up way past her bedtime each and every night. She consistently succeeds, unfortunately. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Could it be she has dad wrapped around her finger? 🙂
I love that you bake for and with your kids Koji. You may have a new business to start. The Little Baker And Papa. 🙂
You’re funny, Koji. The cake looks mouth-watering, but I must say – your Cake-Boss gets prettier with every picture.
Aww, shucks, gpcox… 🙂
Heaven knows where you’d be without the Cake Boss 😉
I’d be quite bored! Lol
Wow! I see many wonderful baking experiences with your little cake boss. Good for her! And this pound cake recipe sounds sooooo good. I am sure you are very proud of her! 🙂
I am… Thank you, Debra! I hope things have settled down at your end, too.
Look at how perfectly golden brown that is! Pretty.
Aw, shucks… 🙂
Homemade cake is the best! And you’re lucky– you had a nice helper! 🙂
So do you! And he’s not a Cake Boss…yet. 😅