The perfect pound cake recipe for summer parties or tea time. Moist pound cake recipe flavored with bright lemon and sweet basil.
Growing up in rural Louisiana, pound cake was a dessert staple. Church events, funerals. and cookouts weren’t complete unless there was a pound cake made by the best baker. I never understood why grownups raved over this icing-less cake! It wasn’t until that fateful day when I popped open a styrofoam to-go plate from a post-church dinner that I finally tasted the dense deliciousness that is a true Southern pound cake. I’ve been a believer ever since.
How is a pound cake different from a regular cake?
Pound cake differs from a regular cake because it is denser. The reason it is denser is that pound cake contains more fat content. Regular cake has a more subtle flavor and fluffier texture. Also, a traditional pound cake usually is not covered in icing, but in a glaze.
What is the secret to a good pound cake?
Although I grew up eating pound cake, I quickly learned that all pound cake recipes are not made the same, honey. People often ask why is pound cake so dry or how do you keep pound cake moist.
Well, here is my secret, don’t overbake it! You want to take the cake out exactly when it is completely baked and let it finish baking in the pan.
Second, keep the cake covered. If you have left the cake out for hours or days, it will, just as any other cake, dry out.
Third, make sure to not use too much flour. Often, the batter is too dry. Obviously, this leads to a dry cake. Your batter should smooth, silky, and easily pour into the pan. Even if use a pound cake recipe with cream cheese, make sure the batter is wet enough to ensure a moist cake.
Best Pound Cake Recipe
Okay, the time has come, here are the details you’ll need to make the best moist pound cake you’ve ever had!