Here is my favourite recipe for making a pound cake. Its called pound cake because in earlier days all the ingredients used in this cake measure upto a pound like a pound of sugar, a pound flour...etc. Use of Extra Virgin Olive oil instead of Butter makes it more Italian and a bit more healthy...
(Makes 10-12 servings)
Baking Time 30-35 mins at 350*F
Maida (All-Purpose flour) (1½ Cup)
Baking Pwd (2 Tsp)
Baking Soda (1 Tsp)
Sugar (1 Cup)
Salt (½ Tsp)
Powdered Sugar for decorating
Eggs (3, whole)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (3/4 Cup)
Milk (¼ Cup)
- In a bowl mix all the dry Ingredients, except Sugar and keep aside. Break three eggs in the stand mixer bowl and put 1 cup of sugar and beat till sugar is well incorporated in eggs. Now add milk and EVOO (can be substituted for Extra Light Olive Oil). Beat again for 3-5 mins or till the time everything is well incorporated. Also frequently stratch the bowl with the help of a rubber spatula, during the whole process.
- Now add the dry mixture into the wet mixture, 2 tbsp at a time, on medium speed. After that Preheat the oven at 350*F and grease the pan (9½ in. in diameter by 4½ in. in depth). Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 30-35 mins at 350*F, untill the top is brown.
- Once it is done take out and let it rest for about 10-15 mins on a wire rack.
Now sprinkle Powdered sugar, cut into slices and serve.
(Make it sugar free by adding 1 cup of "Slpenda" instead of 1 cup of sugar.)