Here’s my first egg bake! Honestly I never expected it to turn out looking so gorgeous and taste superb as well. I have always wanted my vanilla cakes to have that yellowish-gold look with a dark brown outer crumb. This looked exactly how I hoped it should.
This one is adapted from ‘The Cake Bible’. My first bake from that superb book as well.
Sieve the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together 3-4 times.
Beat together the eggs, vanilla essence and milk lightly.
Add the melted butter and beat well with a balloon whisk for about 5 minutes.
Take the sieved flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center.
Pour the beaten egg mixture into the well and start to gently combine the flour with it. Mix until no lumps are left.
Spoon into a greased baking dish. [8 inch round tin or 7inch by 3.5 inch loaf tin]
Bake in the pre heated oven at 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. [The top looks golden with a few brown specs when the cake is done]
Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes and then invert over a wire rack.
Slice once completely cooled.
Oven temperature and time may vary. Check on your cake after 25-30 minutes of baking.
I used 3 medium sized eggs for this recipe.
Though I dint follow the recipe from the book to a 'T' , one of the things included was milk. Typically it isn't a part of pound cakes but it helps to make the cake softer and more moist. I decided to use it and the cake is delicious.