Tuesdays with Dorie BWJ: Vanilla Pound Cake

July 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in bundt cakes, BWJ, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 23 Comments
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vanilla pound cake

I love a good Bundt, and I think Flo Braker’s Vanilla Pound Cake recipe makes a particularly handsome one.  I’ve been sort of afraid that my nice little 6-cup Bundt pan (that I always use to make half recipes) has been losing its non-stick abilities, but with a good spraying and flouring this cake fell right out, no problem. The cake was no problem to mix either– super straightforward.  The only trick I had up my sleeve was to swap the vanilla extract for a smear of vanilla paste.

vanilla pound cake

The cake is really tender…it’s not dry at all.  Because I only made a half-sized cake, I really watched the baking time and took it out of the oven at just under 40 minutes. I think this cake would go with just about anything, but summer fruit sounds particularly good to me.  I had jar of dark cherries that I poached in the fridge, so we had half our cake with those.  The other half’s in the freezer, but the recipe mentions toasting stale slices as the base for ice cream sundaes, which makes me think about recreating a yummy, fancy affogato concoction my husband had at Brooklyn Farmacy a couple of weeks ago.

vanilla pound cake

For the recipe, see Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan (it’s also here, along with a video). Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Yummy vanilla cake

  2. this looks so amazing i think i will try it next week. please check out my blog and press follow if you are interested I have heaps of new blog posts I am posting this week,

  3. yummy 🙂

  4. It is so perfectly browned and oh-so-inviting on this rainy morning!

  5. This cake looks gorgeous! Such beautiful photographs too 😀
    It looks so good 🙂

  6. I bet this tasted amazing with your cherries! Wasn’t this good????

  7. This looks ridiculously good! Loving the Tuesdays with Dorie!!!

  8. Such strikingly simple photos. Love it!

  9. Your cake looks absolutely delicious!

  10. I love vanilla pound cake! Yours looks really delicious- great job 🙂

  11. Drooling…

  12. Reblogged this on Culinary Blueprint and commented:
    This looks fabulous! I love pound cake, and this will be the next one I try!

  13. I really like your cake stand! And those poached cherries sound delicious.
    I’ve been halving recipes more and more lately, but I went full scale on this one (I figured that I wouldn’t have too much trouble getting this one to go!)

  14. The cake looks perfect. And it must have tasted yum with the poached cherries.

  15. What a perfect looking bundt. The outside crust is lovely and the cherries are a beautiful addition!

  16. What a beautiful looking cake! I’ll need to try this for sure 🙂

  17. Beautiful! Poached cherries sound wonderful. I almost purchased vanilla paste the other day… does it give a stronger flavor than the extract?

  18. Amazing! It looks so nice… 🙂

  19. What a good idea with the cherries! I bet that was divine.


  21. Delicious!

  22. I’m planning on making this one for a make-up, and so glad to have the instructions to make half a recipe. I didn’t know what I’d do with a whole cake. Your dark cherries sound like a delicious compliment!

  23. That look like a perfect vanilla bundt cake, this recipe looks like a real keeper, will have to try it out.

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