Best Pound Cake Recipe ~ Sandkuchen ❤️
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
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My best pound cake recipe, aka Sandkuchen, is this one. My Oma made it, my Mutti made it, and now I make it! It's my quick cake recipe for emergencies.
Sandkuchen, literally translated as Sand Cake, is also one of the great holiday baking recipes to have. Why? Because it's such a treat!
But since it's so good, it also finds it's way into my quick cake recipes collection. Good and quick. Good because it's tastes so rich and moist.
> Traditionally, a pound cake is made with equal weights of flour, sugar, butter, and eggs.
> There are many variations in many countries that have similar recipes that have evolved over time to include various weights
> Germany's Eischwerkuchen ("egg weight cake") would be closest to a traditional pound cake
> Sandkuchen (sand cake) while not a true pound cake (equal weight ingredients) has a similar texture.
Make Sandkuchen a bit different ...
Here I've iced the finished cake with lemon icing. Just take some icing sugar and use enough lemon juice (preferably freshly squeezed) to make a nice, not-too-liquid icing.
> Play around with the flavorings in dough of this best pound cake recipe and create your own variation.
> Use just vanilla (omitting the lemon peel), or use almond extract (my favorite). Or, try rum instead (a traditional choice).
> It is often just sprinkled with icing sugar before serving.
> Many times, I'll coat it with a chocolate glaze as a treat.
> Use a loaf pan, well greased and floured. Ideally, using a narrow and long loaf pan (about 3"x 10") will give you a traditional looking Sandkuchen.
Because of its high butter content, this Sandkuchen is very moist and keeps well ... although there's seldom much left over when I serve it.
It tastes absolutely WUNDERBAR!
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Best Pound Cake Recipe: Sandkuchen ❤️
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¾ cup cornstarch
- 1¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp grated lemon rind
- powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Prepare a 3" X 10" loaf baking pan by greasing and flouring it.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
- Add eggs, beating well after each one. Continue beating until light in colour and fluffy. Add vanilla.
- Mix together cornstarch, flour, and baking powder. Stir into butter mixture. Add lemon rind and stir.
- Pour batter into greased and floured loaf pan, smoothing top.
- Bake for 1 hour or until wooden toothpick poked into centre comes out clean.
- Place pan on wire rack and let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes.
- Invert pan to remove cake and let cool on wire rack.
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By Oma Gerhild Fulson
My best Pound Cake recipe (Sandkuchen) is this one. My Oma made it. My Mutti made it. AND now I make it! It's one of those quick cake recipes for emergencies.
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