Easy Vanilla Lime Pound Cake

gail hengen

By
@GenGen

i was given this recipe by some one and i lost the page.. i was so nervous it was my first time making a cake from scratch and i had a craving for lime@! so i added some lime zest made two cakes- the first one i made wrong of course but..dang if it did'nt turn out also!


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Ingredients

4
eggs
2 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
whole milk
1/4 c
butter
2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1-2 tsp
fresh grated lime zest

Directions Step-By-Step

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this is an adaptation of a recipe reportedly used by Cake Boss.
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1. Beat eggs in large mixing bowl with paddle attachment for 4 minutes. Do not skip this step!
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2. Add sugar and lime zest and continue beating for another 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and stir on low until just combined
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3. In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to eggs and sugar on low speed until just combined.
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4. In a saucepan, heat milk and butter on low heat just until butter is melted. Add to batter, beat just until combined. i like to get this started before i start mixing- that way the eggs dont have to rest before mixing in the rest. also i found adding this slowly Before adding the dry ingredients it mixes up better. the previous recipe had you adding the flour before the milk.
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5. Pour into two greased and floured 8" round cake pans.
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6. Bake at 325 until the middle springs back when touched, or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand in pans for 10 minutes. Then turn out onto wire cooling racks and cool completely.
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Hint: Cakes are close to being done when you start to smell them.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #pound, #sponge