Tips for Baking the Perfect Moist Pound Cake

Ensure your butter, eggs, and any dairy ingredients like milk or sour cream are at room temperature before starting.

Ingredients

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Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. This incorporates air into the batter, which helps create a lighter texture in the finished cake.

Sugar Thoroughly

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Don't Overmix

Once you start adding the dry ingredients, mix only until they are just combined. Overmixing can develop gluten in the flour, resulting in a dense cake.

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Cake flour or a low-protein flour like pastry flour is ideal for pound cakes as they produce a softer, more tender crumb.

Low-Protein Flour

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Incorporating sour cream or Greek yogurt adds moisture and tanginess to the cake, enhancing its texture and flavor.

Greek Yogurt

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Add extracts like vanilla, almond, or citrus zest to boost the flavor profile of your pound cake.

Incorporate Flavorings

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Preheat your oven properly and bake the cake at the recommended temperature. Too high heat can cause the cake to dry out.

Right Temperature

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Use a toothpick or cake tester to check if the cake is done. It should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs clinging to it.

Test for Doneness

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