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Hi Bold Bakers!
Can you believe that Bigger Bolder Baking is 5-years-old?? It’s been an amazing journey, and to celebrate, I’ve created something truly special and fit for a celebration!
There’s nothing quite like a slice of tender, sweet, pound cake. This classic loaf cake is getting a BBB makeover, though, and instead of making the traditional lemon or berry flavored pound cake this spring I’ve created a recipe for a Vanilla Pound Cake with LOADS of Sprinkles. The spin I take on traditional pound cake is way more fun and festive. Next time you’re looking to celebrate with a homemade cake, think outside the funfetti box and give my sprinkles pound cake a try!
Why is it called “pound” cake?
Pound cake refers to a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of each of the four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. There are variations that are roughly half a pound, which is what this particular pound cake is. I love this kind of recipe, because just like a 3-2-1 cookie, once you learn the method you can whip it up from memory without having to refer back to a recipe.
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Where does pound cake originate?
People have been making pound cake since the 1700’s! While the cake originated in northern Europe, this cake became an American classic after being published in the 1796 additions of the American Cookery cookbook, which I’m sure many of your granny’s and mums baked from!
Can you make different flavors of pound cake?
Pound cake is a really great blank canvas for all kinds of flavor combinations. I like to add in my Homemade Extracts and fresh fruit for all different variations.
Another way to dress up a pound cake is with a glaze of course. This cake can be glazed with a vanilla or chocolate glaze depending on your taste. In this recipe I decided to go with a cream cheese glaze that compliments the flavor of the cake. Sometime pound cake can be a more sophisticated tea cake, but I love how bright and fun the finished Vanilla Pound Cake with Load of Sprinkles looks.
How do you store/freeze pound cake?
Store the pound cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. This cake can also be frozen for up to 2 weeks. I like to freeze it pre-sliced so I can enjoy a slice at my leisure.
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