Friday, April 17, 2009

Moosewood Pound Cake

My Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen is well worn and well loved. The copyright date is 1977 and it is a hippy type of cookbook. All of the recipes are hand written but one thing is for sure, all are good! I have not made one recipe from this book that was bad or one that the family did not like. Try this pound cake with some strawberries, bananas, and homemade whipped cream and you will make your family happy! This is What’s Cookin on Beaty’s Creek today.


1-pound sweet unsalted butter-at room temperature
3 cups white sugar
6 eggs-at room temperature
1-cup milk
2 t vanilla extract
1 T baking powder-I use Rumsford
1/2 t salt
4 cups unbleached white flour

Cream butter, and sugar in your Kitchen Aid at high speed until light and fluffy, now add your eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Sift together dry ingredients. Mix milk and vanilla together. Add 2 cups dry mixture and mix well, add milk mix well, now add last 2 cups of dry and mix well again. Pour into a bundt or tube pan and bake for 1 hour (I cook mine for 1 1/2 hours) at 350’ or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake for 10 minutes turn it onto a plate. Cool completely before cutting.