Earl Grey Pound Cake

Since I started planning for my workshop on pound cakes, I've been searching around for good pound cakes to try them out. Somehow, I derived a sense of satisfaction when my pound cakes turned out to be crusty and fragrant. I found that simplest cake like this can really satisfy a craving for cakes. Since I saw the Earl Grey Pound Cake from Crummb, I've been wanting to try it. Unfortunately, there wasn't any recipe available.

Then, as if Universe knows what I want, Ju made this Earl Grey Pound Cake and shares her recipe! Isn't that great? So I used her recipe and made two mini loaves: one for my family consumption and the other, I gave it to my boss for his birthday.


After baking, I left it on the rack to cool. Even before it was thoroughly cooled, I took out one loaf and slice it. My elder son has quite a sharp nose. When he smell the pound cake, he said there was a scent of tea leaves. I was pleasantly surprised and told him it was an earl grey pound cake. Then the three kids came in and took a small piece each. I couldn't resist it, so I tried the cake while it was still warm and found it to be really nice and fragrant. I think pound cakes should be eaten warm in order to enjoy the true taste and fragrance of the butter and the flavour!

18 comments:

Doña Masita said...
March 17, 2010 at 6:18 AM

I loved your blog! It's so cute! And this Earl grey pound cake it's so original!

Best wishes,

Doña Masita
www.donamasita.com

Passionate About Baking said...
March 17, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Hi Dona,
Thanks for dropping by. You have a great site too!

Kitchen Corner said...
March 17, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Hi Jane,
Nicely baked pound cake! I agree that the pound cake must be very tasty when it still warm. I like the little dots in the pound cake, looks pretty! You're the "King of Pound Cake" !!

zurin said...
March 17, 2010 at 11:15 AM

cakes are indeed so good when fresh out from the oven! yours looks so beautiful!

Passionate About Baking said...
March 17, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Hi Grace,
Haha...The title is too heavy for me to carry!! Have you started to like pound cakes too?

Passionate About Baking said...
March 17, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Hi zurin,
Thanks! Don't you just love a nice warm buttery cake? ;)

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...
March 17, 2010 at 1:56 PM

I. Am. Drooling. I can almost smell the lovely fragrance of your cake!

Kitchen Corner said...
March 17, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Hey Jane, actually I've started to like pound cake. It just that I couldn't afford to eat the whole loaf. So I still did not get a chance to make it. May be you can give me a slice hehehe..

Passionate About Baking said...
March 17, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Thanks Ju! All thanks for your wonderful recipe! ;)

Passionate About Baking said...
March 17, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Hi Grace,
Ah, me too me too! I've not touched it since my sampling! Oh, if we meet again, I'll give you a loaf, not a slice! ;)

Kitchen Corner said...
March 18, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Wah Jane! you're too generous! Two slices enough for me. You don't want me to put on weight right. Can I freeze it?

Passionate About Baking said...
March 18, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Hahaha...Grace, how can I just give you 2 slices? You can take 2 slices, the rest, let Eric finish them! :p

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Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Hahaha...Grace, how can I just give you 2 slices? You can take 2 slices, the rest, let Eric finish them! :p

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Hi Grace,
Ah, me too me too! I've not touched it since my sampling! Oh, if we meet again, I'll give you a loaf, not a slice! ;)

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Thanks Ju! All thanks for your wonderful recipe! ;)

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Hi Grace,
Haha...The title is too heavy for me to carry!! Have you started to like pound cakes too?

Mae Cheah said...
October 22, 2012 at 8:17 AM

I'm so jealous whenever I see cracks in pound cake that I NEVER once manage to get it:(

Please advice....

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