Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Orange Pound Cake

For those of us who have had enough chocolate this week(if that is even possible),and could use a little sunshine in our lives,here is a quick,easy pound cake recipe.Lemon can easily be used instead of the orange.
3/4c. unsalted butter,softened
3/4 c. sugar
1/8 tsp.of salt
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs
zest of one orange(or 1 1/2 lemons)
1-1/4c. cake flour(NOT ALL PURPOSE)
   Blend the butter and sugar together in the bowl of your mixer.Add the eggs and the zest.In another bowl,mix together the flour,baking powder and salt.Slowly add to the butter mixture.Scrape down the sides of your mixing bowl to ensure that all ingredients are incorporated.
   Pour the batter into a loaf pan that has been buttered,lined with parchment,and buttered again.This will allow it to be removed easily from the pan.Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.The cake should be golden brown on top.Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.Remove from the loaf pan and let cool completely.
***Cake flour gives this cake a lighter consistency than all-purpose flour.

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