One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
* Luciano Pavarotti & William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story

April 25, 2011

Honey Vanilla Pound Cake

Since Kristen posted her Easter chocolate cake, I thought I'd post an awesome pound cake that I made for our neighbors across the street (well and I kept half for our family which was gone in one day). This recipe is from Ina Garten's "Back to Basics" cookbook.


2 sticks unsalted butter (at room temp)
1 1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs (at room temp)
2 T honey
2 t vanilla extract
1 t lemon zest (I omitted and didn't miss it)
2 cups cake flour (I used all purpose flour)
1 t kosher salt
1/2 t baking powder


Pre-heat oven to 350. Grease the bottom of a loaf pan. Cream the butter and the sugar on medium speed for 3-4 minutes. In a separate bowl put the eggs, honey, vanilla and lemon zest, but do not mix. With the mixer still on medium speed add an egg one at a time.

Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the mixture. Finish mixing with a spatula. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean (it took me 70 minutes to cook this baby). It might have been because I used all purpose instead of cake flour. Cool for 15 minutes on a rack.

This is delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!


kristenita said...

yum this sounds SOOO good!

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