Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Elvis Presley's Whipping Cream Pound Cake
This is the cake that I had bookmarked immediately when see it at Honey Bee Sweets. Some may realised that I baked a lot of recipes from Bee Bee, yes I admitted cos I find that we have similar taste bud so for those bakes that she raved about it, I have no hesitate to give a try.
This recipe has been in waitlist since I 1st saw it on July 2010, reason being I was hunting around for Horizon whipping cream which highly recommended by Bee Bee. However I have no luck of finding it, I went to a few cold storage and even market place but I can only found Horizon sour cream so I gave up, I just used the whipping heavy cream that I bought from one of the bakery supply store.
Recipe adapted from here.
Ingredients: (for 9" x 5" cake pan)
1/2 cup (113.4g) quality unsalted butter, room temperature
1.5 cups (145g) Hong Kong flour, sifted (I used cake flour)
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (225g) caster sugar (I reduced to 180g)
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup (236.6ml) quality heavy whipping cream
1.In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
2.Sift the cake flour and salt together and set aside for use later.
3.Preheat the oven to 180 and grease a loaf pan (9" by 5") and line with parchment.
4.Crack an egg in to the butter mixture one at a time and mix well before adding in another.
5.Add vanilla extract and mix well again. Then add 1/4 of the cake flour in and mix well. Now add in 1/3 of the whipping cream and mix. Repeat this, alternating flour and cream till all is mixed in.
6.Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place in the oven to bake. Bake for at least 30 minutes or till the tester comes out with moist crumbs. DO NOT over bake as it will make the cake slightly dry.
I believed I had over whipped the batter that caused the compact and wet look texture. However the cake still tasted very delicious, dense, moist, fine, tender and melt in your mouth but a bit too sweet for me even I had reduced the sugar, next time will need to reduce further. The cake finished very fast, I think within 3 days. Definitely a keeper.