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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Tish Boyle's Plainly Perfect Pound Cake

I am not bragging about this but this Tish Boyle's Plainly Perfect Pound Cake is really delicious; and at this post, this is already my third time baking it. 

When Rima posted and mentioned that this pound cake is so delicious, it just tempted me to go ahead to bake it,  And she is right, it is better than Orange Sicilian Cake! You thought it is just plainly a pound cake but wait till it goes into you mouth.  It is so moist and with the citrus zest in the cake makes the cakes taste ....... orh.....I speak no more but you have to bake it to find out yourself.

I gave a few slices to my neighbour and she commented the same too.

Tish Boyle's Plainly Perfectly Pound Cake
adapted from Rima of Bisous A Toi & Shirley of kokken69

Ingredients :

200g Plain flour
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
227g Unsalted butter (softened)
250g castor sugar (I added only 200g)
4 Large eggs
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1 tsp grated orange zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
80ml Heavy cream

Method :
1. Preheat oven to 170C.
2. Sift flour with baking powder and salt and set aside.
3. Cream butter in a mixer at medium high speed until creamy. Add sugar gradually and
    continue beating for 4 mins until light and fluffy.
4. Reduce the mixing speed of the mixer to low and add eggs one at a time mixing until well
5. Add the citrus zest and vanilla extract.
6. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating it with cream (added in 2 additions).
7. Pour into 2 lined 3"x 7" pound cake mold and bake for 60-70 mins or until the cake turns 
    brown and a testing skewer comes out clean.

It does lives up to that name; it's plain but perfect.....pound cake !!


  1. Kokken served this with kumquat slices, u didn't?
    Haha, I thought you caught on the kumquat bug?
    BTW, I was told by 2 persons yesterday that there are kumquats in Jusco, new batch in.
    Maybe you want to get some.

  2. Wendy,
    Kokken served the kumquat compote is Luxe Pound Cake; not this one.
    Really?!!! Jusco has new batch of kumquats? Oh my, I have to go now......

  3. Hahaha.... Yes, the Kumquat compote was served with the Luxe Pound Cake. I am so glad that you liked this cake.... but I am sure many people do. It is a keeper. Yours turned out beautiful! Try the Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Pound cake - that is also very good.

  4. Pound cake will make me a happy girl! Where is my slice? hehe

  5. Shirley,
    Of course, I will try out the Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Pound cake. I loves cakes with buttermilk in it.

    Shall I courier that slice to you or do drop by over to my house.

  6. Looks like this is the winner
    am KIV it for later :D

  7. Already bookmarked this when i saw Shirley's post, no heavy cream in the fridge now, need to get it soon to make this cake.

  8. I love this has orange and lemon zest in it. Those tangy flavors is nice in the pound cake. I'm bookmarking this!

  9. You've just reminded me that I have to make this cake! It looks really yummy and love your photos!