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Uebergeek's Pound Cake - Thanks!

gus Sep 3, 2006 04:05 AM

A shout out to das Uebergeek for sharing the excellent pound cake recipe on this board. I dug it out of the archives a few days ago and baked it last night for my birthday celebration today. The slow cooking at 300 (2 hrs) in the oven really is magic!

The recipe produced a huge, beautiful cake with a large split down the middle. It was a rich brown on the outside and pale golden inside, with an incredibly dense and buttery crumb. I sliced it thin and served it with peaches doused in a little prosecco and lemon balm. Delicious!

It contains a pound each of eggs, butter, flour, and sugar, and a 1/2 tsp of salt. (Recipe called for vanilla, but I didn't have any and it was fine without). It's a heavy cake, but that didn't stop anyone from wolfing it down! There is only a tiny piece left over to toast for breakfast tomorrow!

Thanks, Uebergeek, for the real thing!!!

  1. Das Ubergeek Sep 13, 2006 12:19 PM

    You're quite welcome -- I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    3 Replies
    1. re: Das Ubergeek
      Rubee Sep 13, 2006 10:25 PM

      Hi! I'm going to try your recipe this weekend as part of Marcella's "Diplomatico" dessert. Do you use unsalted butter?

      1. re: Rubee
        Das Ubergeek Sep 13, 2006 10:48 PM

        Yes, I do... and that sounds wonderful. Bear in mind that this cake will absorb a LOT of liquid -- you may want to either have "part-dipped" slices, or else bring more liquid to the party.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek
          Rubee Sep 13, 2006 10:49 PM

          Thank you - can't wait to try it!

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      hoagy294 Sep 3, 2006 03:34 PM

      Can you post the link? Thanks!

      1 Reply
      1. re: hoagy294
        Cynsa Sep 3, 2006 09:07 PM


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