What Is a Recipe for Moist Buttermilk Pound Cake?


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A recipe for a moist buttermilk pound cake is Food Network's buttermilk pound cake provided by Alton Brown. The recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare and serves around 10 to 12 people.

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What Is a Recipe for Moist Buttermilk Pound Cake?
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Start by creaming together 12 ounces chopped and softened unsalted butter and 12 ounces sugar for six minutes. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, then mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix in 16 ounces cake flour in three parts, alternating with 1 cup buttermilk. Make sure to start and end with the flour. Pour the batter into a 10-inch buttered and floured tube pan, and bake for one hour at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

For a variation on a buttermilk pound cake, make lemon buttermilk pound cake by beating together 1/2 pound butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 1/2 cups flour and 2 teaspoons baking powder for two minutes. Mix together 4 eggs, 3 egg yolks, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 tablespoon each grated lemon zest and lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add the egg mixture gradually to the flour mixture, then pour batter into a buttered and floured 10-inch bundt pan. Bake the pound cake for one hour at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Top the lemon buttermilk pound cake with a lemon glaze by bringing 1/2 cup water and sugar to a boil. Remove the sugar mixture from the heat, and stir in 1/3 cup lemon juice and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

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