|Cherry Lemon Pound Cake|
According to Joy of Baking "The name 'pound' was given to this cake because the original recipes contained one pound of butter, one pound of sugar, one pound of eggs, and one pound of flour. While the pound cakes we make today often have different proportions from the original, they are still wonderfully rich, moist, and buttery with a lovely golden brown crust."
Some recipes of a pound cake that I've seen is a more dense, heavier cake and because of its richness in butter, I seldom bake pound or butter cakes.
But when I saw the Orange Blueberry Pound Cake by
Fion@xuanhommama I fell in love with it ... a moist yet not too buttery cake to me. The size of this loaf is just nice for me too. Noticed that the method is slightly different (from my last bake of a pound cake more than a year ago) ... the salt is mixed with eggs while mostly to sift with flour (even for most muffins & cakes recipes I've attempted as salt and flour are considered as dry ingredients). But I guessed that it doesn't really matter, so long it turned out to be a nice yummy cake.
I used the recipe adapted from Fion@xuanhommama (thanks for sharing). Aiyoh ...hee hee... It was quite challenging for me to read books or baking recipes in Chinese. Speaking conversational Mandarin is okay for me but when comes to reading or writing Chinese ... >o<... 我满头大汗 ... Still, glad that I've managed it ^-^!
Since my big kids don't really fancy blueberries, and I don't have bananas, I used some fresh cherries (pitted & cut halves) instead and baked this .... Cherry Lemon Pound Cake.
My boy commented "cake tasted nice! Don't put cherries will be better...." >o<! (Faint ah.)
My girl took a piece and said "oh again the Lemon Blueberry Bread without blueberries is it ?" Gosh! LOL!
I like this moist light buttery pound cake with zesty lemon fragrant :D
I'm linking another BUTTER post to the 'Little Thumbs Up' event and the theme for June is 'Butter' organized by
Zoe of 'Bake for Happy Kids', Doreen of 'My Little Favourite DIY' and hosted by
Jozelyn of 'Spice up my Kitchen'.
hah..hah...Karen, your kids are cute! Love the colour of the cake, very intense yellow and straight away I think of lemons. I've never tried lemons in cake as yet. There is always a first time!ReplyDelete
Thanks Phong Hong. Me too have a long "to do/try list".Delete
I am eating fresh cherry while reading this post! :)ReplyDelete
This cake must be tasted fresh with lemon zest.
Yes buttery tangy taste. Will bake this again may try with dried fruits toppings ^-^.Delete
I'm quite hopeless too with my Chinese language... but at least you manged to bake this cake very well. I laughed at your children's comments. They seems to be very critical with you :p Tell them not to play play with mummy's baking because I don't think they can bake better than you :p
Ha ha I'm "half past 6" in Chinese ... hopefully I didn’t misinterpreted. Hee hee, no matter what, they will finish the food.Delete
Karen, cherry lemon combination sounds good to me! And the cake looks nice.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jessie ^-^Delete
Hi Karen, I just can watch the lovely recipes shared in some Chinese Language food blogs. After translating, I'm even more confused and I gave up. This cake looks good, moist and buttery. With children, don't bake or cook the same thing too often. My nephews used to tell my mum 'Ah Mah, same old song today?' meaning same dishes.ReplyDelete
Hi Kimmy, hope that I didn't misinterpreted the steps. Oh yes I will usually take a while to 'repeat' my bake ...hee hee.. just that sometimes same colour they thought the same cakes ... ^-^Delete
Hi, Karen, the pound cake looks good.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up with LTU!