The Autumn weather makes me bake....
No one is complaining
My latest cake of the moment is a simple pound cake, I have played around with a few recipes and this is what I have settled on.
Everyone is a little fussy in our house, some like plain and no fruit others like fruit but
only cherry.... you get the picture.
Fusspot central - all my own fault.
Luckily this is a simple recipe and a smallish cake so making a few doesn't really bother me.
They keep well in an airtight container and my school morning teas are sorted for the week.
Ingredients for one cake
1.5 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 cup caster sugar
2 large eggs
*Fruit of your choice
Pre heat oven to 160C fan forced
I like to get all my ingredients measured and in separate bowls ready to go, this helps if I am making 3/4 cakes at a time,
Beat the butter and lemon rind together in a mixer for a few minutes - you want the butter pale and creamy.
Add in the cup of sugar, beating for a few minutes.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl from time to time.
Then add the vanilla paste.
Add in the eggs one at a time and beat until the mix is pale and smooth.
alternatively add the flour/baking powder and milk - mixing well.
Grease and line a loaf tin
pour the cake batter into the tin.
*If you are adding fruit to the cake I pour in half of the batter and sprinkle the fruit in and then pour in the rest of the cake batter.
bake for 60 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 15 or so minutes before turning the cake out.
Let me know how you go