LEITH HALL’S LOVEABLE LUXURY POUND CAKE

LEITH HALL’S LOVEABLE LUXURY POUND CAKE

I often serve pound cakes for teatime, though seldom theLeith Hall's loveable luxury pound cake Cape May simple vanilla version. Last week, our neighbor Arielle claimed that the chocolate chunk version didn’t count as the required chocolate dessert for tea. I beg to differ. The contrast between sweet, sour-creamy cake and bitter chocolate is like a little explosion in your mouth. You could overdo it and serve a chocolate sauce or raspberry sauce to go with the cake.

  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour  Leith Hall's loveable luxury pound cake
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (soft or melted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla extract or vanilla paste (or other extract)

Leith Hall's loveable luxury pound cake Cape MayPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Line an 8″ loaf pan with cooking parchment and spray with cooking spray. Or, grease and flour a decorative bundt pan.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in  eggs, one at a time. Beat in sour cream. Beat in extract.

Add flour and baking soda, mix well. Pour into loaf pan or bundt pan.Leith Hall's loveable luxury pound cake

Bake  for 1 hour (check at 45 minutes) , or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, or cake springs back when prodded.

You can use orange extract, or lemon, or coconut, or anything else you like. You can also make a simple syrup Leith Hall's loveable luxury pound cake Cape Mayof 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water, plus extract, and dribble it over the cake after it is baked.

Or, you can chop 1/2 cup of bittersweet chocolate and fold it into the batter before pouring it into the baking pan. Another alternative, chop 1/2 cup of crystallized ginger and fold into the batter.

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