Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Condensed Milk Pound Cake
Recently, one of my good friends came over for a visit. I've known her since college and, although the years carried us away from each other, fate brought us together once again. It's wonderful to finally live so close to one another and be able to catch up more often. Of course, the goodies that I make each time she comes are an added incentive.
This time, I wanted to make something new for her to try. That's when I came across this amazing looking pound cake while browsing through Honest Vanilla's site. What really intrigued me was that it called for condensed milk and, what do you know, I just happened to have a can sitting in my pantry.
The resulting cakes were absolutely delicious. They were golden, crusty on the outside, moist, dense, and slightly chewy on the inside. Each bite was buttery and sweet. Naturally, I served it with my homemade lemon curd and the combo was everything I could hope for. Oh yes, and my friend really enjoyed it too. I think she'd agree with me when I say that this recipe is a definite keeper!
Condensed Milk Pound Cake (Recipe by Pichet Ong in The Sweet Spot)
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. unsalted butter
3/4 c. condensed milk
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325F and generously butter a 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan or three mini loaf pans.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt.
Cream the butter with the sugar. Add the vanilla. Pour in condensed milk and mix until well combined.
Add sifted flour mixture bit by bit while continuing to whisk until completely incorporated. Lastly, add the eggs to the mixture and whisk until well combined.
Pour batter into the loaf pan(s). If using three mini pans, it is approximately 1 cup of batter per pan. Bake 1 hour for large loaf and 45 min. for mini loaves. Cake is ready when the top is dark golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.
This recipe is linked to:
Made it On Monday
Recipes I Can't Wait to Try
Fat Camp Fridays
Sweet Tooth Fridays