Pound Cake (with Mixed Fruits)

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Tis the season to be jolly ~ Lalalala La La La La La~ Mixed Fruits Pound for Christmas ~ but actually it’s more that I need to use up the mixed fruits in the fridge which have been lying there for sometime already. Heehee. This is originally a pound cake receipe and it’s a really good one, comparable to Sara Lee, compact yet soft. I added mixed fruits to it as I like pound with some addition ~ either fruits or nuts to enhance the taste.
 Recipe adapted from <The Cake Bible> by Rose Levy Beranbaum
Ingredients :
3 tbsp milk
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
150g sifted cake flour
150g sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt
184g unsaled butter, softened
100g mixed fruits (optional)
Method :
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
2. Lightly combine the milk, eggs and vanilla.
3. Combine the dry ingredients and mix on low speed for 30 seconds to blend. 
4. Add the butter and half the egg mixture. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened. Increase to medium speed and beat for 1 minute to aerate and develope the cake’s structure.
5. Scrape down the sides. Gradually add the remaining egg mixture in 2 batches, beating for 20 seconds after each addition to incorporate the ingredients and strengthen the structure.
6. Scrape the batter into prepared 8-inch x 4-inch x 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until cooked.

One Comment

  1. Hi, I have the same book too! Love books by Rose. Gonna make this cake when I have the time.

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