buttermilk pound cake

Old Fashioned Pound Cake Southern Recipes Rebecca Gordon ButtermilkLipstick Tailgatingcompany’s coming

afternoon tea * birthday celebrations * weekend baking

RKG Original Small MonogramButtermilk Pound Cake
makes 16 servings

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups sugar
5 eggs, room temperature
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups ap flour
1 cup whole buttermilk

one
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Grease & flour 1 {10-inch} tube pan or 2 {9-x 5-inch} loaf pans.

Cream the butter & the sugar w/ an electric stand mixer until light & fluffy.

the mixture should be well aerated
it will lighten in color from a soft yellow to pale & creamy
this should take at least 5 minutes or so

Add the eggs, one at a time & mix until well blended.
Add the lemon juice & the vanilla.

Blend in the flour alternately w/ the buttermilk, mixing on low speed.

the last little bit that goes into the mixer should be flour
i stop the mixer & fold this in by hand
you don’t want to over mix the batter

use a rubber spatula
to get down onto the bottom of the bowl to fold everything together well

Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

two
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour & 10 minutes to 1 hour & 20 minutes.

use a long wooden pick to check the cake for doneness…
it should come out clean

Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes.
Run a small palate knife between the cake & the pan edge.
Remove the cake from the pan.
Cool completely on a wire rack.

Southern Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickFROM THE KITCHEN OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK
{testing notes}

the taste

the day baked
expect a dense moist cake w/ loads of twang
a faint hint of lemon to balance the flavor

the next day
expect a more calm & mellow flavor
the distinct lemon notes faded but you will notice the buttermilk present
… & velvety on the tongue

delicious both ways

tube pan pound cake rebeccagordon buttermilklipstick how to make buttermilk pound cakethe pans

the inside of my tube pan is dark but the exterior is silver
shiny cake pans are best to use to ensure the cake doesn’t over bake

if your pan has a dark exterior
wrap the outside w/ foil
or reduce the bake time a smidge to compensate

liberally grease & flour the cake pans
enough where you can see the shortening streaks around the inside of the pans
you don’t want to have any hunks of cake left behind when removing it
i use a paper towel for the task

i experienced an ever so slight sad streak in the loaf pans
a common occurrence when baking pound cake
i should have left them in the oven about 5 minutes more

but i kind of liked it though
the soft-set cake was much like a vanilla truffle in texture & taste

Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Hostesspoundcake how tothe mixing & the baking

once you add the flour be sure you don’t over mix the batter
or you’ll end up with a tough cake crumb
i prefer to add the lemon juice & vanilla w/ the eggs for this reason

be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally during the mixing process

the batter is very thick
i dollop spoonfuls of batter into the cake pan to fill them
spread the batter surface to even it out

drop the pans on the counter several times once they are filled to settle the air bubbles
… about an inch from the surface
this ensures the cake will evenly rise during baking

Old Fashioned Pound Cake Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Hostess Recipes Tailgatingthe look & the logistics

the day it’s baked
expect slightly dark-ish sides & bottom on the exterior of the cakes
& a little chewiness to the crust

i sliced into them warm of course & had a little trouble w/ the crusty sides
i found that a serrated knife works well for warm cake lovers

the next day
much easier to slice & the sides softened quite a bit…
easier to cut pretty slices

make it yours

whole milk can be substituted for the buttermilk

add orange, lemon or lime zest to the batter

layer up a trifle
pound cake cubes * pastry cream * fresh fruit * whipped cream

a simple glaze
powdered sugar * milk or citrus juice * beat like crazy

strawberry shortcake Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Hostess RecipesStrawberry-Blueberry Shortcake
Dollop slices of pound cake w/ sweetened whipped cream.
Serve w/ blueberries & macerated strawberries…

you know,
sliced & sprinkled w/ sugar
… i add lemon zest

simply beautiful either way

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