Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Brown Sugar Pound Cake and the Mixer has a name.

Okay, so I've been eagerly making new things (a new mixer wants to try new recipes, just in case you didn't know) and I tried a terrific recipe last night. Brown Sugar Pound Cake...doesn't that sound fabulous? I got this recipe from Elizabeth's Edible and you can find her post on it here. More good news? It originally came from Cooking Light magazine. How awesome is that?

This is a "grown-up cake" that is not too sweet. Superman and I both agree that would be perfect with a hot tea or a hot coffee. (T in NC, this is definitely a tea-time cake!) I can't decide if I should add a light icing or glaze the next time I make it...I'm leaning towards doing so, but we'll see. Make this cake if you want a not-to-sweet, but-just-right kind of cake. Because it is a pound cake, it is dense, so a little goes a long way...you feel like you really ate something. As you can tell, I really liked this cake. Let me know what you think of it...

Brown Sugar Pound Cake
(adapted from Cooking Light April 2000)

Cooking spray (for your pan)

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter (softened)
2 cups light brown sugar (packed)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon powdered sugar (for top of cake)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together well and set aside.

In mixer bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy, then gradually add brown sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each one. Add half the flour mixture and mix, then add the milk and mix, and add the final half of the flour mixture and mix.

Spoon batter into the bundt pan and bake for 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool ten minutes in pan and then flip out onto cooling rack.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Notes: I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out beautifully.

And, now, I know you've all been dying to know (okay, mildly curious, but still!):

Please welcome Minerva to the family! "Minnie" is her nickname already and we are thrilled to have her. Thanks to everyone who gave us hints as to her name, but she definitely perked up with momstheword's suggestion of Minerva. So, Minnie it is!


n3isme said...

Minnie! I like it! Did you get the idea from Professor McGonagall in Harry Potter?

!!!!!!!! Omg I just saw your new blog stuff! It's so awesome!!

loveaphid said...

Hi Minnie, Its your Aunt Katie, Very glad to meet you. I hope you have much fun making all the goodies. Someday I'll get to meet you in person, until then I'll be thinking of you mixing with joy.

Erin said...

Minnie is hoping to meet Aunt Katie sooner, rather than later. No, N3, Minnie did not come from HP, it came from Momstheword. Superman, however, immediately thought of HP as well, so you're not the only one! Isn't the new look awesome?

Melissa Henning said...

yuUuUum! Minnie is a lucky lucky gal to be putting together these yummy concoctions. I will definitely be making this! yuUuUuUm!

Erin said...

Melissa, you will totally like it, plus, the original post has directions for freezing half it is too much for the 3 (okay 2) of you!