Recipe - Yogurt Pound Cake

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All Time Favorite Pound Cake

(HealthCastle.com) The classic pound cake comes with an easy to remember formula: one pound each of butter, flour, sugar and eggs.  This light pound cake recipe only calls for half pound of butter but still delivers the dense and moist texture by the addition of yogurt.  With this basic batter, you can add nuts and dried fruits of your choice to make the unique pound cake for any occasion.

Ingredients Amount
All Purpose Flour, sifted 1 lb
Salt 1/2 tablespoon
Unsalted Butter, softened 1/2 lb (1 cup)
Plain Yogurt, 2% 1/2 cup
Sugar, granulated 1 lb
Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
Eggs, whole and large, lightly beated 8
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 325oF (180oC).  Butter two 5x9 inch loaf pans.
2. Sift flour and salt into a large bowl.  Set aside.
3. Cream butter and sugar at high speed until smooth and fluffy.
4. Scrap down the mixing bowl.  Add vanilla extract and plain yogurt into the mixture and beat at medium speed.
5. Then slowly add egg mixture in 3 portions while the mixture is beating at medium speed.
6. Scrap down the bowl and reduce speed to low.
7. Gradually add in flour mixture in 3 portions until blenderized.
8. Pour batter into the greased baking pans evenly.
9.  Bake for about 1 hour or until the cake tester comes out clean.
10.  Cool cake on rack for half an hour.  Serve plain or with fresh fruit and cream.

4 Ways to Dress Up Your Pound Cake

Refreshing Incorporate 2 Tbsp of Lemon Juice and 1 Tbsp of Lemon Zest (Equivalent to 1 large lemon) before add in the flour
Nutty Add 1 cup of toasted almond in the finished batter; Replace 1/2 tsp vanilla extract with 1/4 tsp almond extract
Summer Slightly coat 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries and 1/2 cup of cranberries with sugar before fold into the finished batter
Exotic Fold in 1/2 cup toasted shredded coconut and 1 tbsp of lime juice and 1 tsp of lime zest before add in the flour

 

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