Hi everyone! This is Sierra. Today, I am sharing with you the best earl grey pound cake recipe. It’s so yummy that I could finish the entire loaf all by myself… Quite dangerous, I must say!
What Is A Pound Cake?
Pound cake is made with a pound each of flour, sugar, butter, and eggs–thus the name pound. Surprisingly, the traditional recipe uses only these four ingredients and nothing else; that results in a dense flavor.
However, the recent trend is to make them a little more fluffy and light, using additional ingredients like heavy cream or milk and baking powder to help the dough rise.
What Is The “Right” Pan For This Recipe?
A lot of pound cakes are made in bundt-shaped pans, but I am using a loaf pan. Here are the dimensions:
Pound cake is baked at a lower temperature for a longer time to make sure that the inside is baked fully, and a lower temperature helps avoid burning the top of the loaf. This temperature and timing would all depend on your oven. For your reference, I baked at 340°F for ~85 minutes, and that turned out better than baking at 350°F for ~70 minutes (I suggest you test out your oven or find out the temperature of your oven!). If you’re interested in reading more about what kind of pan is the right fit, you can learn more in this article!
Did Someone Say Earl Grey Pound Cake?
What I have here is a modern twist with earl grey tea to enhance the flavor. There are simple vanilla and chocolate pound cakes out there. Why not add a drop of creativity and add some tea flavor? Turns out, a hint of earl grey flavor really raises this pound cake to a whole new level. This recipe will get you a soft, moist, and just perfectly dense pound cake. Perfect for a gift, it tastes amazing with a cup of milk or tea!
Here is a tip: wrapping the cooled pound cake with saran wrap and giving it 2-3 days before eating it would be the best way to get the most flavor out of it (if you can resist)!
Not a fan of earl grey? No problem. Substitute with your favorite tea.
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