Pound Cake

Pound Cake

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This is a recipe for Pound Cake from a Community Interest Company called Turning Heads.

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This recipe will make a cake which you can cut into 8 slices.

You will need:

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  • 200 grams unsalted butter
  • 200 grams caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 125 grams icing sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

You will also need:

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  • a large mixing bowl
  • a wooden spoon
  • an electric whisk
  • a loaf tin
  • a small bowl
  • non-stick baking paper

How to make your pound cake:

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1. Turn the oven on to 200°C, 180°C if you have a fan oven, or gas mark 6.

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2. Cut the non-stick baking paper so that it covers the inside (sides and bottom) of your loaf tin. 

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3. Put the butter, caster sugar, flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla essence into your mixing bowl.

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4. Break the eggs and add them to the mixing bowl.

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5. Use the wooden spoon to stir everything together in your mixing bowl.

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6. Use the whisk to finish mixing everything in your mixing bowl until it is smooth.

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7. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin.  You might want to use a spoon to get all of the mixture out of the bowl.

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8. Use the back of your wooden spoon to smooth the top of the mixture in your loaf tin.

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9. Put the loaf tin in the oven for about 40-45 minutes until the cake is cooked.

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10. When the cake is cool, take it out of the tin and make the icing.

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11. Put the icing sugar and 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and mix with a spoon.

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12. If the icing is very thick, add a little more water and stir again.

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13. Spoon the icing over the top of your cake and let it drip down over the sides.

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Turning Heads have made a video to go with this recipe. Watch the Turning Heads pound cake video on YouTube.