Feb 1, 2011

Pound Cake with Kahlua Icing

I wanted to bake a cake for my chocolate loving brother-in-law but didn't have all the ingredients I needed.  I couldn't search online for easy recipes because the Internet was out, so I turned to the good old "Better Homes New Cook Book 10th Edition" for cake recipes.

I decided to try my hand at the traditional pound cake.  Did you know that the reason it's called pound cake is because it was originally made with a pound each of eggs, sugar, butter and flour?  Thank God that is not the recipe they had posted because that would not be very healthy in this "car seating" era (my terminology of always being in the car).

Doing the mixture was pretty easy and it came out looking exactly as I pictured.

Before icing

I left it slightly covered while going to church and when I got back, it felt a bit hard.  I'm not sure what I did wrong, if anything, but I would have liked it a bit softer.

I also decided to ice it using one of the "fast" recipes from the same book.  I decided on the powdered sugar icing but with a twist. I added Kahlua to the mix to give the sugar a bit more flavor.

Ease of instructions - 10

Ease of baking - 10
Outcome - 9
Taste - 7

This is going to be my rating system going forward when following printed recipes. If the rating system isn't at the end of the post, then it means that I altered the original recipe.