Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Patriotic Pound Cake

This is a repeat of a wonderful recipe from last year.
Lemon Patriotic Pound Cake... Delicious
Try this to celebrate the Independance we all love .

1 pound unsalted butter, softened, plus additional for pans
4 cups cake flour, plus additional for dusting pans
3 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 teaspoons baking powder
10 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
2-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups granulated sugar, plus 4 tablespoons
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (from 3 large lemons)
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups assorted berries
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cups heavy cream
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Butter two 9- by-5-inch loaf pans. Line bottoms of pans with waxed paper, then butter paper and flour pans, tapping out excess flour. Whisk flour, seeds, and baking powder together in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs, milk, and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla together in another bowl.
2. Beat butter, 2 cups granulated sugar, the zest, and salt together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes. With mixer on low, alternately add flour and egg mixtures in batches, scraping bowl as needed, until combined.
3. Divide batter between prepared pans, smoothing tops. Bake in middle of oven until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Run a thin knife around edges and invert cakes onto a rack to cool.
4. Meanwhile, toss berries in a bowl with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and the juice. Let stand, stirring occasionally, 15 to 25 minutes.
5. Beat heavy cream with remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed to soft peaks.
6. Cut each cake into 3 horizontal layers. Divide and spread 3/4 berry mixture and all of whipped cream between layers to form 2 layered cakes. Top each with remaining berries and dust with confectioners' sugar. Makes 12 servings (2 cakes).

It's wonderful!

8 comments:

  1. I made it this morning. Took a little taste and its great.
    It will highlight our picnic today.

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  2. wow that looks fantastic and delicious

    if only i could cook!

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  3. our picnics over and I did this recipe and it was a hit. I could of made like 4 of them and had none left. I made 2 and they are gone already.

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  4. Hey, what about that strapping busboy Vinnie?

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  5. Annie, Site Owner12:40 PM, July 06, 2007

    Anonymous, personal crushes must be dealt with outside business hours. If you have a thing for Vinnie, you will have to contact him outside the restaurant on his own time.
    Thank you... The Management

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  6. Isn't it amazing how you can gain one pound for every ingredient you read?! Can you imagine how much I'd weigh if I actually ate the cake??? (shivers, but still continues to drool)

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  7. Isn't it amazing how you can gain one pound for every ingredient you read?! Can you imagine how much I'd weigh if I actually ate the cake??? (shivers, but still continues to drool)

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  8. Annie..site owner7:40 PM, July 10, 2007

    All my recipes are calorie FREE!!!
    No one gains weight in my world.
    Goes back to stupor.

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