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How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

Pound Cake

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How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake will get you ready to impress everyone with these 8 techniques on making the best pound cake ever!

Pound cakes are delicious desserts that are easy to make at home. They’re often made with butter flavored Crisco stick, sugar, flour, eggs, and sometimes nuts.

Homemade desserts are so much better, have a lot more flavor and your family and guest will be asking for more. You can count on that!

The thing about my pound cake recipe is that you can make so many flavors out of it just besides vanilla. For example, chocolate marbled pound cake, coconut, strawberry, peanut butter, and many more flavors.


I have been baking cakes, cookies, pies, and many other things since I was twelve. So, I do have a few years of experience under my belt or apron should I say. My delicious homemade pound cake. I can’t wait until you try it.

Below you will find my 8 techniques for delicious homemade Pound Cake. Enjoy!


8 Techniques for Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

Please be sure you follow these techniques so that you will have the best baking experience ever! I know this is going to seem like a lot of steps, but once you get the hang of it, it will be a breeze!


1. Get Your Mixer

KITCHEN AIDE STAND MIXER for How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake


And the attachments that go with it. I suggest using the paddle for mixing up your cake. Go ahead and get your pan, you can use a Bundt pan or an Angel food cake pan.


2. Bundt Pan

Nordic Ware Bundt Pan part of How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

Grease and flour the Bundt pan using either Pam with the flour in it or Bakers Joy. Pam works better for me. Get yourself a good Pound Cake recipe. I will be giving you one at the end of the posts.


3. Choose the Best Ingredients 

Gather The Ingredients for How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

Gather the ingredients listed in the recipe. This recipe calls for 8 ingredients: Shortening, Sugar, Eggs, Cake Flour, Salt, Soda, Buttermilk, and Vanilla.


4. Measure Out the Ingredient’s

Measure The Ingredients part of How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

Get your measuring cup(s) and measuring spoon(s) that you are going to need. Now you have all your ingredients together, start measuring them out as directed by the recipe. Now comes the fun part!  


5. Mixing the Ingredients

Kitchen Aid Mixing Blade for How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

Add the ingredients in the order they appear in your recipe and mix well. This is an especially crucial step to ensure that your cake comes out beautifully and is not a flop!


6. Prepared Pan

Angel Food Cake Pan part of my How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

Now pour the prepared mix into the pan (Your batter will be thick). Making sure you get it as even as you can. I usually just give it a few little shakes to spread it out.


7. Bake the Cake

Preheated Oven for my How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

Place the pound cake into a preheated 350-degree oven. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. When you take the cake out of the oven place it on a cake rack and let it cool completely. For 5 minutes.


8. Check for Doneness

Check for Doneness part of my How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

Check for doneness, I do this by inserting a toothpick in the thickest part of the cake. When it comes out clean it’s done. Cool on a cake rack for 5 minutes and then turn out on the cake rake and let it finish cooling and enjoy!

Store on a cake plate.


Conclusion of How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

MARBLE CAKE AND COFFEE part of my How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake

I hope you have enjoyed “How to Make Delicious Homemade Pound Cake” using my 8 techniques. I really had fun sharing this with you and would love to hear how the pound cake turned out for you. And I want pictures as well. 😉

Bam! You did it! You just made your first homemade pound cake! I am so proud of you! You go, girl! Oh, and don’t forget the coffee!


Here’s the recipe for Nana’s Homemade Pound Cake. Download and enjoy!


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“Which Flour Should I Use?”


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“Which Flour Should I Use?”

Swans Down Cake Flour

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If you have ever asked the question, “Which Flour Should I Use?” Trust me, you are not alone. Today we are going to focus on Self-Rising Flour, Plain Flour, and Cake Flour.

Why does it matter which flour I use? I was recently asked this question and immediately thought, “It depends on what I’m making.”

For one recipe it could be all-purpose flour, and for another time it could be self-rising or cake flour. But why do I need to use a specific flour for each recipe? This is a simple answer, but worth exploring.

Let’s look at three commonly available flours that bakers need to know about: Self-Rising Flour, Plain Flour, and Cake Flour. Now that being said, after years of baking, I do have the favorites that I will share with you later in this post.

In the article, “Which Flour Should I Use?” I am going to help you learn about each of these types of flour and the best way to use it so that your desserts will be perfect.

Flour is a staple ingredient in my kitchen. I use at least one type of flour in all my cooking and baking. And as with all things, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever asked the question, “Which flour do I use?”


Three Main Flours any Baker Should Have in Their Kitchen


1. Self-Rising Flour

White Lily Unbleached Self-Rising Flour part of my "Which Flour Should I Use?"

Self-rising Flour is a mixture of flour and leavening agents. In the United States, this type of flour is marketed under the names: Self-Rising Flour, Self-Rising Cake Flour, or All-Purpose Flour. In other countries, it’s called Self-rising Flour or Raising Flour.


2. Plain Flour

White Lily All Purpose Flour another of "Which Flour Should I Use?"

All-Purpose Flour is exactly as the name implies. It is plain and does not contain any leavening agents. It is an excellent choice for items that you do not want to rise such as roux or batter for fried foods. 


3. Cake Flour

Pillsbury Soft Silk Cake Flour part of "Which Flour Should I Use?"

Cake Flour is a soft flour with low protein content, typically 12-15%. It produces tender cakes because of its low protein content. I use this to make my pound cakes.


Let’s Look at What Each One is Best Used for


1. Self-Rising Flour

Marhta White Self-Rising Flour another of my "Which Flour Should I Use?"

Self-Rising Flour is best used for (low protein) products that should be light, like biscuits, pie crust, muffins, and most cakes.


2. All-Purpose Flour

Martha White All-Purpose Flour one of my "Which Flour Should I Use?"

All-Purpose Flour is best used for (medium protein) products that will be handled during baking like cakes, cookies, and pie crust. Personally, I like all-purpose flour best for my pie crust.


3. Cake Flour

Swans Down Cake Flour part of "Which Flour Should I Use?"

Cake Flour (high protein) is for products that should be tender and fine like angel food cake, sponge cake, and pound cake.

Conclusion of “Which Flour Should I Use?”

I hope you enjoyed reading “Which Flour Should I Use?” and that it has cleared up any questions you may have had.

Now that you are educated on these three types of flour, get baking! Let me know what you think. Leave me a comment below, I would love to hear from you!


No time to bake? Let me do it for you! Visit Nana’s Bakery and place your order(s).

Thank you for supporting my small business!

Nana 👩‍🍳

Nana’s Bakery (To Place Your Orders)

nana@bakewithnana.com 

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