Cake baking question

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by cassie, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    I made the 10 egg pound cake. I put it in two tube pans and baked it for a little over an hour. It tested done at that time although it maybe should have cooked another five minutes. The texture is quite heavy. I don't know what I did wrong. My idiot brother opened the oven door while it was baking during the first half hour. Could that have been the cause? I did add a few extra eggs because our eggs are small. Any suggestions?

  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    2 things the extra eggs may have done it....If you can you should use the volume like cup measure regular eggs and then determine how many extra you needed. If it's really heavy, it was too moist or it didn't cook long enough.....If a door was opened on the oven, it probably didn't hurt unless it was slammed shut....

    My recipe is
    9 eggs
    3 cups flour
    3 cups sugar
    1 tablesspoon Vanilla
    1 and 1/2 cups of vegetable oil

    Mix well and then mix for 4 minutes pour in well greased and floured tube pan at 300 for 1 hour and 30 minutes
    Just remember you can toast that pound cake and put ice cream and sauce on it so all is not lost!

    Have a blessed evening.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    A pound cake is not a light and fluffy cake. It is a dense and heavy cake. How many of your eggs are you using to measure 1 large egg? I often use 12 eggs instead of 10 in a pound cake without much change. Some people like a pound cake a little bit 'eggy'.
  4. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    Thanks Bargain. It may have been too moist (too many eggs) and it may have needed a few more minutes in the oven. I'll try again after these two cakes are gone. That sure won't be I'll give your recipe a try soon, too. We are getting lots of eggs.

  5. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    This recipe was given to me by a lady who used to own a catering business but has since retired. It is a wonderful cake,if you decide to make it, always place a foil covered sheet pan under the Bunt pan because this cake will sometimes overflow. The crispy little cookies that the overflow makes is a special treat for the cook.

    Judie's "Big" Pound Cake

    3 c. sugar
    3 c. flour
    6 eggs
    2 sticks butter (softened)
    1/2 c. shortening
    1 c. milk
    1 tablespoon vanilla
    3 tsp. baking powder

    Place all ingredients in a LARGE bowl .....
    Beat 5 minutes on high speed
    Pour batter into large tube or bunt pan (WELL greased) (OR 1/2 sheet pan)

    Bake 350 for 45 minutes - 1 hour (until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean)

    Allow to cool in pan until luke warm. Once removed from the pan, I let it sit on a wire rack and cover the whole thing with a heavy towel, till the next day ... This allows the "crunch" to form. If you flip it onto a plate or serving platter right away, the part that *was* the top (open end of pan) can get soggy.
    Dust with powdered sugar

    The pan I prefer to use most often (for a Bundt)is an old Nordic Ware 14 cup capacity, very big & VERY heavy. It was my Grandmothers, I don't know they make it anymore.

    It fits perfectly in a 1/2 sheet pan.

    As far as the texture ... The best way I can describe it is "velvety" and rich. The top (open end of pan) gets the most delicious crispy little "crunch".
  6. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    Miss Prissy, I think I used 14 or even 15 eggs. Most of them were on the small side. Some were very small. We have all pullets and they have not been laying very long.
  7. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    Quote:Ok, I have to try this one!!! [​IMG]

  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Quote:The 10 egg pound cake is supposed to be a dense heavy moist rich cake.

    Sounds to me like you did it perfectly! [​IMG]
  9. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    You know I've never met a pound cake, moist or not that I couldn't eat. Once, I had a cake crumble and I just made triffle!

    Have a blessed day. Y'all...

  10. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Songster

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    Quote:I was thinking your cake was prob perfect!

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