Saturday, January 8, 2011
New Orleans praline pound cake (Bake!)
Several of my Twitter friends (Phyl, Kayte, Margaret, and Andrea) were Twitterbaking Nick Malgieri's praline pound cake last Sunday, and I was enjoying reading about their experiences. When I heard about and saw pictures of the results, I knew I had to join in!
This is a surprisingly light pound cake with a very fluffy (and very delicious) batter. It was easy to mix up: all-purpose flour, a whole lot of butter, a lot of eggs, sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, vanilla, bourbon, and pecans.
The cake is supposed bake for 60 minutes. Mine was clearly not done, so I let it go another 10, and then another 10. When I finally took it out, it was a tad dry, and I realized I should've stopped at the 75 minute mark. But even baked five minutes too long, this was a really tasty cake, perfect with a cup of tea. I am excited to try the other variations as well!