Honey Vanilla Pound Cake

Honey Vanilla Pound Cake

I saw this on Pinterest and I just had to share it.  I mean, it just sounds so tastey and looks so easy to make.  The ingredients are even found in most kitchens, so no special trips to the store will be needed.  I am excited to try it for the first time.

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 Pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 extra large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 35o degrees, then grease the bottom of an 8-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ loaf pan.  Line the bottom with parchment paper, then grease and flour the pan.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 – 4 minutes, until light.  Meanwhile put the eggs, honey, vanilla, and lemon zest in a glass measuring cup but do not combine.  With the mixer on medium – low speed, add the egg mixture, one egg at a time.  Scraping down the bowl and allowing each to become incorporated before adding the next egg.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.  With the mixer on low speed, add it slowly to the batter until just combined.  Finish mixing the batter with a rubber spatula and pour it into the prepared pan.  Smooth the top.
  4. Bake for 50-60minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool for 15 minutes, turn onto a baking rack and cool completely.
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